Deadline for Reporting MIPS Data and 10 More Facts for 2018

Posted by The CareSync Team

Mar 12, 2018 9:35:25 PM

With the deadline for reporting MIPS data approaching, healthcare providers can benefit from this list of general facts and information.

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Topics: care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), value-based care

Meeting CMS Guidelines: New Reporting System for the Quality Payment Program

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jan 5, 2018 4:47:54 PM

A new reporting system for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) is designed to make it easier for eligible clinicians to report MACRA data and ensure they are meeting CMS guidelines. Learn more about the new system and what it means for reporting 2017 data below.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), value-based care

CMS News: MACRA Final Rule 2018 for Quality Payment Program

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 7, 2017 9:24:09 AM

CMS continues to support value-based care with several Quality Payment Program (QPP) updates through the MACRA Final Rule 2018. Here are 5 important highlights from the announcement.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), value-based care

CMS News: Qualifying APM Participants and Exclusion From MIPS

Posted by The CareSync Team

Oct 25, 2017 2:10:04 PM

The latest in CMS news, particularly surrounding MACRA, is the availability of the new Qualifying APM Participant Look-Up Tool. Who has qualified so far and will be excluded from the MIPS track of MACRA?

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), value-based care

CMS Reports: MIPS Improvement Activities Course

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM

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).

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Topics: care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Top 10 Reasons CareSync Is Number 1

Posted by The CareSync Team

May 10, 2017 9:14:00 AM

Why should you choose CareSync to provide your patients with care coordination services like Chronic Care Management (CCM)? Among other great reasons, there’s the way we set ourselves apart from the competition.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), mHealth, care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CareSync, Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), transitional care management, annual wellness visit

MIPS Participation Status Letters Being Sent by CMS

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 26, 2017 8:04:56 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reviewing claims and letting practices know which clinicians need to take part in MIPS, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. MIPS is one of two possible tracks for participating in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP). Sometime between now through May, practices will get a letter from the Medicare Administrative Contractor that processes Medicare Part B claims. This letter will tell the participation status of each MIPS clinician associated with the Taxpayer Identification Number or TIN in a practice.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CareSync, Quality Payment Program (QPP), Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

MACRA Final Rule: What You Need to Know

Posted by Travis Bond

Nov 4, 2016 4:43:45 PM

With the final rule out, we highlight the major changes that impact you, share early insight into the differences between the proposed and final rule, and identify ways you can successfully move forward with MACRA.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), Medicare, mHealth, care coordination, reimbursements, physicians & providers, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), physician fee schedule (PFS), CareSync, Quality Payment Program (QPP), Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

Some Flexibility On MACRA Requirements Announced

Posted by Travis Bond

Sep 15, 2016 10:11:32 AM

The start date for the first performance period under MACRA hasn’t changed, but CMS released a statement Thursday about flexible reporting options for the first year that should help reduce physician fears.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), Medicare, care coordination, reimbursements, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CareSync

Chronic Care Management Done Right

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Recently, VP of Client Solutions for CareSync™, Mark Nalywajko, spoke with Dr. Scott Maron, a board certified internist, to get his insights into Chronic Care Management (CCM) and his experience using CareSync’s CCM services since January 2015. Dr. Maron was an early and highly influential adopter of CCM and CareSync’s second CCM client.

In this post, Mark and Dr. Maron discuss some of the barriers physicians face when trying to implement CCM on their own and what care coordination can mean for a practice and its patients.

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Topics: medical records, chronic care management (CCM), Medicare, CareSync Care Plans, reimbursements, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CPT code 99490, physician fee schedule (PFS), CareSync company updates

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