How long do you think anyone can continue to practice wound care if quality is going to be determined by the performance of others, and wound care practitioners are held responsible for the cost of all the patient’s underlying medical conditions?
Apparently “process” is still a dirty word.
Can’t we agree that there are some processes that MATTER and make really good targets for quality measures? Why is that so freaking hard?
CMS doesn’t care enough about patient reported outcomes like Quality of Life to incentivize collecting it as a quality measure, and manufacturers don’t care enough to fund the additional analysis that is needed.
With the gutting of the bonus payments originally possible in MIPS, the small upwards fee adjustments available under MIPS can’t adjust for this, and the cost of complying with the Quality Payment Program (QPP) is exacerbating the problem.