MIPS 2019: MIPS Reporting Changes You Must Know

Length: 60 minutes Expert: Jennifer Searfoss, Esq.

MACRA is here to stay. Failing to participate or to submit accurate data really isn’t an option, unless you want to continue to see your Medicare reimbursements drop.

Most likely, you’ll be submitting your data under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Your best course of action is to make MACRA work for you. Or, at a minimum, have it do the least amount of damage to your practice as possible.

Accordingly, it’s essential that you master the nuances of the 2019 reporting guidelines, and MACRA expert and healthcare attorney, Jennifer Searfoss, Esq, CPOM, CHCI, CMCS, can help you do just that. During her 60-minute online training session she will provide you with EXACTLY what you need to know to ensure you are reporting your MIPS data accurately and optimally for your practice.

Here are just a few of the step-by-step, practical MIPS reporting tactics you’ll receive during her 60-minute online training:

  • Report more accurate MIPS data by including the most recent 2019 program updates
  • Pin down reporting requirements to avoid a 7% Medicare pay cut
  • Find out if you are eligible for the bonus pool and 75 points (exceptional performer)
  • Identify which measures and activities are best for you to report
  • Accurately utilize new MIPS jargon to better report your data
  • Master significant EMR requirements under Promoting Interoperability category
  • Stop MIPS published data on Medicare.gov from hurting your practice revenue
  • Figure out how Stage 3 Meaningful Use fits into improving your score
  • Don’t let moving Quality measures performance targets reduce your score
  • Why you should implement new clinician checks on past MIPS performance
  • Documentation essentials to help you survive an audit – you know they are coming

IMPORTANT: Bad MIPS data will equal less patients and less revenue for your practice. Your MIPS scores are being published publicly online for your patients to review, and Medicare is encouraging seniors to use them to choose their providers.

Right now, MACRA just affects you if you see Medicare patients. However, you can bet that commercial payers are watching Medicare’s progress in this Pay for Value system. You can expect commercial payers will follow Medicare’s lead in the coming years – they usually do.

You can get the help you need to ensure you are reporting your MIPS data in the best light possible to ensure you receive the highest allowable reimbursement and maintain your patient volume. Don’t wait, sign up for this must-see online training session today.

Meet Your Expert

Jennifer Searfoss
Esq.Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

As the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer for U.S. Foot and Ankle Specialists, Jennifer Searfoss, Esq. leads and manages the legal and compliance functions for the MidAtlantic group.

Jennifer has always been passionate about helping physicians improve their compliance. As the Founder and CEO of the Searfoss Consulting Group (SCG Health), she focused on improving providers quality measurements. Prior to taking on the role as entrepreneur, Jennifer was the Vice President of External Provider Relations for UnitedHealthcare where she reviewed and approved education programs for commercial and Medicare physicians.

Her background in legal and compliance began with the accomplished foundation of serving the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) as the External Relations Liaison. In addition to coordinating MGMA advocacy, she also was the Government Affairs Representative for the Eastern & Southern Sections.

Jennifer has had the pleasure of teaching health care law at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and health care policy at George Washington University. She received her undergraduate degree in health science and policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and law degree from the University of Maryland. She is a member in good standing of the Maryland bar since 2005. Jennifer, her husband and their two fuzzy children (a cat and a dog) reside in Northern Virginia.


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Tracy Macomber
Paragon Practice Management, Credentialing Manager