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5 Actions Practices Can Take Now To Start Preparing For MACRA Implementation
  1. Determine how much of your volume is attributable to Medicare Part B
    • Low-volume thresholds could exempt you from participation in the Merti-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
    • Knowing how much of your practice is attributable to Medicare patients will help you evaluate your options going forward
  2. Review your performance in PQRS, Meaningful Use, and the Value Based Modifier Programs
  3. Consider participating in a qualified clinical data registry to streamline reporting and assist with MIPS performance scoring
  4. Evaluate your EHR capabilities, and engage with your EHR vendor to understand certification status and how the system edition affects reporting options

  5. Seek assistance! ISMS members can contact ISMS for hands-on support and to learn about additional resources that may help ease the transition.

Bonus Suggestion:

Review CMS’ proposed list of activities that qualify as Clinical Practice Improvement Activities. This is a new reporting category, and practices will have to select from a list of CMS-approved activities. Although the proposed list isn’t final, browsing through the options now can help you decide what activities your practice might want to pursue during the performance period.

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