Attention ODs: MIPS Rules are Changing in 2019

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:10 PM

Do you know if your EHR is prepared for MIPS in 2019? The 2019 proposed rules for MIPS are out. If your eyecare practice bills $90,000 or above in Part B allowed charges or has 200 Medicare beneficiaries, then you are qualified to opt-in to attest. Your Medicare business, search rankings, and Healthgrades score could suffer if you don't opt-in to MIPS.

Although not all EHR solutions are 2015 edition certified, certification is a Quality Payment Program requirement to participate in MIPS starting January 1st, 2019.

Is it time to switch EHR platforms? What does certification mean and why does it affect you? Register for our webinar to find out.

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Stage 3 Meaningful Use Criteria for Optometrists

Posted by Sharon Chin on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 11:04 AM


I remember writing my first post and eBook on how to begin participating in the Meaningful Use Incentive Program like it was yesterday. And here we are, talking about the last stage, Stage 3, of the program. We’ve come a very long way! While Stage 3 doesn’t begin until 2017, the CMS recently released their proposal for the Stage 3 Meaningful Use criteria. Here’s the lengthy 301 page proposal if you have the time and patience to check it out. But if you don’t, here’s a condensed version of the proposal, and more importantly, how the new rules will affect Meaningful Use Criteria for optometrists if the proposal passes.

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eCQM Meaningful Use Criteria for ODs

Posted by Sharon Chin on Thu, Mar 19, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

Reporting on eCQMs is part of meeting the Meaningful Use criteria for ODs participating in the incentive program. Whether you are just starting out with Stage 1 to avoid further penalties or moving on with Stage 2, it can still get complicated. So we’re here to give you some basics and resources to get started with eCQMs.

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Meaningful Use Criteria for the Hardship Exemption Deadline

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Nov 25, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Your time to submit your Meaningful Use hardship exemption application is quickly coming to an end! November 30, 2014 is the deadline, so if you're still planning to apply for the exemption you better get to it. If you're not already participating in Meaningful Use, you're going to be penalized next year, unless you qualify and submit your exemption application by the 30th.

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New eBook: The Final Rule and Meaningful Use Attestation Changes

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Thu, Nov 13, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Maybe you've never intended on participating in The Meaningful Use Program, and haven't even thought twice about adopting an EHR software. So why should you be concerned with the Final Rule or Meaningful Use attestation in general?

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