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CMS Reports: MIPS Improvement Activities Course

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Aug 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM

New CMS Course: Medicare MIPS Quality Measures Improvements: Resources for healthcare providers offer learning opportunities.Healthcare providers can take advantage of a new MIPS Improvement Activities Course that CMS reports is an offering that will help position providers for success with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced an accredited online course that provides an overview of the Improvement Activities performance category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). 

CMS reports that in this self-paced MIPS Improvement Activities course, now available through the Medicare Learning Network® Learning Management System, learners will receive information on:

  • The Improvement Activities performance category requirements, and how this category fits into the larger Quality Payment Program (QPP) under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)
  • The steps physicians will need to take to properly report Medicare MIPS quality measures Improvement Activities data to CMS
  • The basics about the scoring for the Improvement Activities performance category

To date, this is the third course CMS has offered as part of an evolving curriculum it is building surrounding the Quality Payment Program. The curriculum will allow learners to not only gain knowledge and insight into the QPP, but also earn valuable continuing education credit.

If you have not registered for the MLN Learning Management System in the past, you will need to register in order to sign up for the course. Once you have registered, you can access additional courses without having to register each time. CMS reports plans to release more courses in the future, so physicians are encouraged to check the MLN Learning Management System regularly for updates.

For information on how to log in or find training for the MIPS Improvement Activities course, please visit the CMS MLN Learning Management System FAQ sheet.

CMS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit for this course expires June 1, 2020. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is a trademark of the American Medical Association. Please click here for accreditation statements.

For more information about MIPS quality and performance measures and all the categories of MACRA, download the free MACRA white paper from CareSync.

For more information about Medicare Chronic Care Management, care coordination, MACRA, MIPS, and other CMS requirements that impact reimbursement and healthcare, download this free MACRA white paper by CareSync.

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