Meeting the MIPS Challenge: Supporting Optimal Health with Immunizations for Adults
Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
During this fast-paced session, we will focus on why immunizations are important for adults and strategies to increase immunization rates for your patients and potentially receive MIPS points. Our speakers include a registered nurse from the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Immunizations, a physician assistant from IPRO who guide primary care practices in achieving Patient Centered Medical Home recognition, and a representative of IPRO’s QPP/MIPS Technical Assistance Team.
Our panel of experts will discuss:
- 2019 changes in the CDC Immunization Recommendations for Adults
- Up-to-date adult immunization data for influenza (including hospitalizations for influenza with selected underlying medical conditions), Tdap, pneumococcal and zoster
- The importance of immunizations for patients with chronic health conditions
- Four key strategies for increasing your adult immunization rates
- Information about Statewide Immunization Information Systems (IIS)
- Three MIPS Quality measures and two Promoting Interoperability measures
- Immunization resources from national and state sources
MIPS Flexibilities: MIPS New Facility-Based Scoring
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
During the 2019 MIPS performance year, CMS will give MIPS eligible clinicians who are facility-based and working primarily in hospital settings, an opportunity for their Quality and Cost performance category scores to be based on a hospital’s performance under the Hospital Value-based Purchasing (VBP) Program. CMS’ goal for measuring performance at the facility level is to reduce reporting burden for MIPS eligible clinicians who are facility-based.
This webinar addresses the following questions:
- How will CMS determine who is facility-based?
- What are the data submission requirements for clinicians who are determined to be facility-based?
- How does this impact Quality and Cost performance category scores?
- Will there be an opportunity to preview whether you are facility-based?
Exploring CPC+: Finding the Value in MIPS
An Office Hours Special Session
Tuesday May 7, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Join us as IPRO’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) Support Team and special guests Parth Ghetia, Practice Facilitator for the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program, and Arlene Farmer, Care Manager of Family Medicine of Malta will explain CPC+ involvement and MIPS alignment. You will hear how the MIPS design is financially and clinically integrated and can be used to improve clinical outcomes for your patients and eventually lead to involvement in AAPMs like CPC+.
Our panel of expert Clinical Practice Advisors, Mr. Ghetia, and Ms. Farmer will review:
- CPC+ program guidelines.
- MIPS & CPC+ alignment to improve clinical outcomes.
- How to choose measures/activities in MIPS that correlate with those in AAPMs.
- How practices involved in CPC+ have benefited.
- Why the leap from MIPS to APMs is not that far!
Join our team of experts & your peers to learn how to succeed in MIPS and obtain a positive payment adjustment.
CMS LAN Webinar: How to Maximize Your Score in the Cost Category: Practical Advice for Solo and Small Group Practices
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Understanding the cost category and how to earn the highest possible score can be challenging for clinicians in small practices. Greater knowledge of the cost measures and how to use cost containment techniques can help small practices achieve high MIPS cost scores. This upcoming event will focus on learning how cost scores are calculated, how much they impact overall MIPS scores, and how you can identify and adapt in areas that are impacting your cost score the most. A panel of experts will explain MIPS cost scoring and offer practical advice on maximizing your cost scores based on their experience working with small group practices and solo practitioners like you. Please join us to learn from and dialogue with the panelists for this event.
Advanced APMs and MIPS APMs
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
The Quality Payment Program (QPP) provides two participation tracks for clinicians: Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).
An Advanced APM offers a 5% incentive for achieving threshold levels for payments or patients. If you achieve these thresholds, you are excluded from the MIPS reporting requirements and payment adjustment.
Most Advanced APMs are also MIPS APMs. MIPS Eligible clinicians participating in Advanced APMs can participate in MIPS if they do not meet the threshold for payments or patients sufficient to become a Qualifying APM Participant (QP). MIPS eligible clinicians receive special MIPS scoring under the APM scoring standard.
This webinar will help your practice/organization understand how to participate in an APM, how to become a QP, and how to earn an incentive payment or qualify as a MIPS APM to receive special MIPS scoring.
Timelines and Deadlines for QPP 2019 Performance Year
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Being aware of the timelines and deadlines for QPP and any revisions to the performance categories, data collection, and submission requirements are important for successful participation in the program. This webinar will highlight timelines, deadlines and any updates for QPP 2019 and list steps you can take to prepare for reporting.
QPP/MIPS Office Hours
Multiple Sessions (see below)
Held on Tuesdays, an open Q and A (not a formal presentation) hosted by IPRO’s Quality Payment Program Support Team members to discuss and help resolve clinicians and practices questions about MIPS, APMS and the Quality Payment Program in general. Come prepared with questions for our highly knowledgeable QPP Support Team.