A Hurricane Ate my MIPS Homework – You Have Until December 31 to Apply for an Extreme Circumstance Exemption

A Hurricane Ate my MIPS Homework – You Have Until December 31 to Apply for an Extreme Circumstance Exemption

The 2018 Quality Payment Program Exception Application period ends on December 31, 2018 If you are a practitioner who is subject to the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), for the 2018 reporting year, there are two types of exceptions for which you might be...
CMS Rejects a Quality Measure Focused upon Healthcare Data Exchange & Appropriate Use of Surgical Dressings… Go Figure

CMS Rejects a Quality Measure Focused upon Healthcare Data Exchange & Appropriate Use of Surgical Dressings… Go Figure

Last week CMS rejected a quality measure developed by the US Wound Registry (USWR) which was the Appropriate Use of Surgical Dressings from a DME for patients with wounds. That quality measure was designed to drive the electronic ordering of wound dressings for home...
If "Processes" are Not Part of "Quality," Why Do I Have to Document a "Time Out" in the Outpatient Clinic?

If "Processes" are Not Part of "Quality," Why Do I Have to Document a "Time Out" in the Outpatient Clinic?

Since I’ve been left to figure out this quality thing for wound care pretty much on my own, I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. One of my goals (but not the only one) is to develop quality measures to help practitioners and patients survive the increasing pressure of...

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