The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a payment track CMS oversees that focuses on quality, cost, interoperability, and provider-initiated improvements. The program is expanding its reach to include additional clinician types, including clinical psychologists.
Each year, CMS continues to add and refine various requirements for how providers should comply and report on their MIPS participation. Complying with these requirements has become a challenging but essential enterprise for mental health and substance abuse agencies. Given the complexities inherent in MIPS compliance, providers have partnered with experts such as Health eFilings, who specialize in tracking, reporting, and optimizing Medicare reimbursements for their customers.
“As always, we’re all about doing whatever we can to help our customers keep up with the ever-changing reimbursement landscape,” said Joshua Gordon, JAG’s CEO. “We chose to integrate our EHR with Health eFilings because they have demonstrated expertise in regulatory compliance and a highly effective software solution.”
Health eFilings’ MIPS module seamlessly integrates with the functionality of ClinicTracker and provides a complete turn-key, end-to-end solution that does not require any additional IT or administrative resources. Its customizable web-based dashboard enables healthcare organizations to leverage the data in ClinicTracker to advance the quality of care, reduce costs and optimize their performance for CMS reporting. The cloud-based, ONC certified software fully automates the time-consuming process of data extraction, quality measure calculation and measure prioritization to maximize a practice’s MIPS score (and therefore its Medicare reimbursements). Health eFilings has a 100% success rate with CMS accepting electronic submissions on behalf of their clients.
"Our company is very excited to partner with ClinicTracker to offer our fully automated service to support their clients in complying with MIPS," said Robert Hopton, Health eFilings CEO. "For the 2019 reporting period, non-compliance, submitting inaccurate or incomplete data or failing to reach the points threshold to avoid penalty means practices could be penalized up to 7% of their total annual Medicare billings, which could significantly impact their profitability. And because our service does not require any resources from the practice, we know that their time and efforts can, therefore, be focused on patients rather than trying to understand all the complexities of a program such as MIPS."
About ClinicTracker EHR
ClinicTracker is a robust, future-proof mental health and substance abuse EHR. Michael Gordon, a respected clinical psychologist, and Joshua Gordon, an award-winning software engineer, founded it in 2000. ClinicTracker EHR's powerful software empowers your agency to succeed. ClinicTracker will automate many of your clinic routines, boost staff productivity, increase billing efficiency, and provide the tools you need to manage your clinic effectively. While mental health and substance abuse agencies are our main focus, our software is compatible with foster care agencies, social services, equine assisted therapy, university clinics, academic counseling, family counseling services and eating disorder clinics.
About Health eFilings
Health eFilings is a healthcare IT company based in Madison, Wisconsin, and as a certified EHR technology (CEHRT), offers enterprise solutions to save healthcare organizations significant time and money by successfully transitioning them to a value-based care model and maximizing their Medicare reimbursements and bonuses. With Health eFilings ONC certified software, organizations effectively track and analyze data for population health management initiatives and easily comply with complex CMS programs like MIPS. To learn more, visit www.HealtheFilings.com.