Examining the differences between PQRS and MIPS

You’ve probably heard that reporting quality measurements under MIPS will follow a format similar to what was required under the old Physician Quality Reporting System, but may not be aware of the exact differences between the two programs. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a chart that can be used as a visual to quickly understand the major differences created by this transition.

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MACRA Final Rule should ease providers’ fears for now

At long last, the Medicare CHIP and Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Final Rule has been released upon us, and lo and behold, the sky has not fallen. Our initial analysis shows that all the hand-wringing and apocalyptic proclamations were a bit overstated given that we now know providers who are currently engaged in some form of quality reporting will be able to easily avoid penalties to their Medicare reimbursements for the foreseeable future without being burdened with new reporting requirements.

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Collection agency’s blunder leaves $565K in limbo

A Midwestern pathology group we assist was recently being pushed by its third-party collection agency to pursue legal action for a number of unpaid accounts. Because of this, we began receiving reports from the agency that were supposed to show the accounts they received each month from the group’s biller. However, as soon as we saw the account volume in the report, we knew something was off.

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