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On July 29, 2019, CMS released its proposed rule for the Quality Payment Program (QPP), including proposed changes to MIPS in 2020 and beyond. Here are some highlights to help you navigate these proposed changes, focusing on the 2020 performance year.
Last month, the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), of which CORHIO is a member, participated in a call for comments for part 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework Common Agreement (TEFCA). SHIEC represents more than 70 health information exchanges across the nation, so they are an important voice to add to comments on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s TEFCA Draft 2.
Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced significant changes to the way primary care practices will be paid for managing Medicare beneficiaries.
EPs, EHs and CAHs Can Now Attest to Program Year 2018
The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is pleased to announce that the Colorado Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository (MAPIR) will be available and accepting Medicaid Eligible Professional, Eligible Hospital and Critical Access Hospital attestations for Program Year (PY) 2018 beginning March 18, 2019 and closing June 7, 2019.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has officially opened the data submission period for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in Year 2 (2018) of the Quality Payment Program.
This includes care summary documents for patients affiliated with any VA healthcare facility in the United States.
The 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule was released yesterday. For those of you who don’t have time to read the final rule’s 2,400 pages, CORHIO’s Transformation Support Services Manager Lauren O’Kipney has created the following summary.
SIM practices (all cohorts) can now apply for a new electronic clinical quality measures reporting program to automate this process and save time.
So how can this indisputable chain of custody and advanced data security improve healthcare data exchange? Because of the built-in standardization of blockchain, many say it could be the future of medical record and data exchange. The following areas in particular could benefit from blockchain technology.
CORHIO recently announced its involvement in a partnership that will be the first collaboration of its kind to leverage blockchain for HIPAA-compliant data aggregation and reporting in the state of Colorado. So what is blockchain?
Many participants are requesting assistance in finding appropriate eligibility dates for Program Year 2017 attestations. To assist, we have highlighted some helpful information to use when selecting dates.
Colorado House Bill 1032 was signed into law recently, allowing EMS data patient medical records to be securely exchanged with community providers.
Verato will integrate with CORHIO’s enterprise master patient index (EMPI) technology and use Referential Matching to help CORHIO’s EMPI better resolve duplicates by providing more data on which to initially match.
We have some recent go-lives to share of organizations that recently joined the CORHIO Health Information Exchange network:
Eight Days Left to Attest for Program Year 2016
A Clinical Health Information Technical Advisor, or CHITA, is essentially a practice coach focusing on healthcare information technology.
The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (the Department) has identified a defect in the MAPIR attestation system for providers attesting for the first time in the system in Year 1 as Adopt (A), Implement (I) or Upgrade (U).
Some participants are currently receiving the 502 error when attempting to attest to Program Year 2016 in the MAPIR system.
CORHIO is honored to be selected to present the following sessions at the 2018 HIMSS conference.
MAPIR Portal Update: Program Year 2016 Attestations Will be Temporarily Suspended Starting February 9, 2018
The expected temporary closing period is due to the Department upgrading the Colorado Registration and Attestation (CO R&A) Portal. The CO R&A will be unavailable for PY 2016 attestations beginning February 9, 2018 and will reopen February 22, 2018.
The Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing (the Department) has been made aware of an issue with the attestation portal where preparers are not able to select the option to attest for Program Year (PY) 2016.
As you prepare to participate in the full MIPS track next year, you’ll need to improve your chances of a high score in the four performance categories of Quality, Cost, Improvement Activities and Advancing Care Information. Participating in the CORHIO health information exchange can help with Advancing Care Information (ACI), which replaces Meaningful Use for Medicare participants, and Improvement Activities.
Due to the late opening on October 15, the Colorado Registration and Attestation system is causing an error that deems some eligibility dates in 2016 as invalid or out-of-range.
It has been noted that some providers are having difficulty registering at CMS for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program because they were not issued a Medicaid Provider ID (MID).