Note: Practice Fusion is committed to supporting our customers participating in MIPS in 2017. As a MIPS participant in 2017, you can use the Practice Fusion EHR and other tools to help you monitor your MIPS performance during your chosen 2017 reporting period. We are also continuing to actively work to further enhance our product functionality for MIPS and we will be giving further updates as they become available.
Under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) pathway of the MACRA Quality Payment Program, the Advancing Care Information (ACI) category replaces the Medicare EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use). ACI is one of the four performance categories that will be considered and weighted for scoring an eligible clinician’s performance under MIPS. This measure is not required to achieve the ACI base score, but may be selected to earn additional performance score credit. For more information on ACI scoring methodology, please click here.
The MIPS eligible clinician performs medication reconciliation for at least one transition of care in which the patient is transitioned into the care of the MIPS eligible clinician.
- Numerator: The number of transitions of care or referrals in the denominator where the following three clinical information reconciliations were performed: medication list, medication allergy list, and current problem list.
- Denominator: Number of transitions of care or referrals during the performance period for which the MIPS eligible clinician was the recipient of the transition or referral or has never been encountered by the patient.
Additional Measure Information
To earn performance score credit with this measure under the ACI performance category, a MIPS eligible clinician must meet the numerator requirements for as many denominator eligible patients as the clinician deems appropriate during his or her selected 2017 performance period. Any patient seen during the performance period who is an incoming transition of care or referral and any new patient will count towards the measure denominator. Numerator credit is determined by the number of such patients whose medication list, medication allergy list, and current problem list are reconciled by the MIPS eligible clinician.
What is the Quality Payment Program?
Quality Payment Program is the name given to the new Medicare value-based reimbursement system. The program has two tracks for participation: MIPS and APM
What are APMs?
MACRA allows providers who take further steps towards transforming healthcare to be exempt from MIPS and participate in Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).
How to prepare
Individual eligible providers can prepare to meet all MIPS measures and be ready to avoid penalties and earn bonuses on January 1, 2017.