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   RE: Required Programs
 From: Mamatha Agrawal
 To: Member Forum
 Posted: 10-23-2017 20:30
 Message: I thought it was just MIPS now if you are MIPS eligible.

Mamatha Agrawal, MD
Family Doctor CaryNC
Cary, NC
Live in Raleigh, NC
Solo since 2012
Practice Fusion and NueMD
Original Message:
Sent: 10-22-2017 16:04
From: Michael Barron
Subject: Required Programs

There should be a "Quality Improvement Organization" for your region that can help with this issue.  My understanding is that there is no cost for these services/advice; CMS is paying them to help us.  I would google the QIO phrase plus your state and see what you get.

Michael Barron MD

Original Message------

Good morning,

I read the various posts in the forum regarding the government programs including MIPS and Macra. I am exempt from these two programs due to my practice size.

I still see Meaningful Use listed in various posts. I thought Meaningful Use had been replaced by MIPS and Macra?

I also saw PQRS discussed as assessing a penalty for those who do not meet the requirements. In my first year of practice I was unable to meet the requirements regarding patient portal usage. Most of my patients are elderly and do not use a computer or have dementia. Based upon this one measure, I was not allowed to submit my data for PQRS. I use Practice Fusion for my EMR. From what I understand this software reports for MIPS and Macra.

Could anyone give me a very brief listing of other similar government programs which I need to be reporting to in order to avoid a Medicare penalty? I do not accept Medicaid. It seems like there are numerous programs which I'm not aware of the reporting requirements.

Thank you,
Laurie Troup

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