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Webinar Registration Confirmed

Thank you for registering for the upcoming webinar: MIPS Webinar - Success in a Transition Year (2017) and Change for Next Year.

If you have any questions before the webinar, please feel free to email .

In the interim, we have several blog posts related to MIPS you might find helpful:

MIPS Advancing Care Information Measure

Advancing Care Information, or ACI, is a simplified version of the retired Meaningful Use program. Many of the most disliked MU requirements (CPOE, Clinical Decision Support) are no longer required. The required elements of ACI focus on: ePrescribing, patient access to their chart, HIPAA security risk assessment and HIE. Partial credit scoring is now available rather than the all or nothing scoring under MU. ACI is 25% of the aggregate MIPS score. FIVE core ACI measures are...continue reading

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MIPS Improvement Activities Measure

Improvement Activities is a new category that was created to improve patient access and the patient experience. Practices and eligible clinicians have a lot of flexibility to choose the Improvement Activities that are most beneficial to their patients and practice. There are a total of 93 activities and 8 different domains from which to choose. The score in this category will comprise 15% of the aggregate MIPS score. Only 1 Improvement Activity is required during the...continue reading

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MIPS Quality Measure

The Quality category is nearly identical to the PQRS program. Eligible clinicians can choose the quality measures that are most meaningful for their specialty and their patients. Providers can choose from a total of 271 measures across 6 domains. For the 2017 transition year, quality will be 60% of the aggregate MIPS score, this will decrease to 30% by 2019. In order to avoid the negative adjustment in the Quality Measure during the 2017 MIPS transition... continue reading

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MIPS Success in a Transition Year and MIPS Changes for 2018

This White Plume Webinar is designed for physician practices with questions about MIPS. The webinar lasts approximately 55 minutes and afterwards you should be able to answer the following questions:

Is there still time to successfully report on MIPS in 2017?

What do I need to do to avoid a negative adjustment?

What are the changes to MIPS in 2018?

What decisions does my practice need to make about MIPS?

How does the MIPS Scoring System work?

If you still have questions after the webinar, need someone to explain this to your colleagues or physicians or want a free 30 minute MIPS consultation contact us below!

FREE ICD-10 Conversion Analysis

White Plume provides FREE ICD-10 conversion analysis.

Many practices struggle with how to begin working on their ICD-10 project.  They know the risks to physician productivity and cash flow caused by ICD-10, but it is difficult to communicate the impact to staff and physicians.

One of the BEST ways to get started is to show them the impact to YOUR practice based on the diagnosis codes you use most frequently today. 

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Electronic ICD-10 Superbill for Physician Practices

The paper superbill is one of the most productive and widely adopted tools in medical practices in the past 30 years…and it will become extinct on October 1, 2015. 

Despite widespread EHR adoption, the paper superbill is being used by more than 54% of physician practices today.  It is an incredibly flexible and powerful tool that provides two key functions. 

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Electronic ICD-10 Superbill for eTHOMAS Clients

The paper superbill is one of the most productive and widely adopted tools in medical practices in the past 30 years…and it will become extinct on October 1, 2015. 

Despite widespread EHR adoption, the paper superbill is being used by more than 54% of physician practices today.  It is an incredibly flexible and powerful tool that provides two key functions. 

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ICD-10 Costs for Physician Practices

In 2008, Nachimson Advisors published a landmark paper projecting the cost of implementing ICD-10 in physician practices.  On February 12, 2014 an updated study was published with additional details and revised projections.  The study projects total ICD-10 costs to range from $21,000 - $82,000 per provider.

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ICD-10 is Coming, White Plume Can Help

Given the letters CMS sent to AHIMA and AMA last month, it seems clear there is no intention to delay the ICD-10 conversion again.  With less than 7 months before October 1, 2014, the time to prepare is now.  Preparation involves more than just system upgrades.  Practices need to consider how physicians will be impacted, specifically in the areas of charge capture and documentation.  Then take the next step to determine how changes in those two areas will impact the revenue cycle.

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ICD-10 Threatens Physician Productivity

Carl Natale of ICD-10 Watch wrote an article recently discussing the trends to watch in 2013 when it comes to preparing for ICD-10. He makes the point that one of physician’s greatest complaints about ICD-10 is surrounding the time and money it will take to make the conversion to ICD-10.  A physician’s time is money, so as with most things, it comes down to the cost as compared to the benefit (be that literal or perceived). Most physicians would argue, from their perspective, the benefit does not outweigh the cost.

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