Searching for the MIPS ROI: Is Perfect the Enemy of Good?

Searching for the MIPS ROI: Is Perfect the Enemy of Good?

As someone who’s spent the better part of a decade consulting on quality programs with healthcare organizations of all sizes and specialties, I find it’s rare to meet a doctor or practice administrator who is genuinely happy about all the changes the Centers for...

Moving Beyond 2018 MIPS Successes and Challenges

With Q2 well under way, we’re taking stock of 2018 successes and challenges here at SA Ignite. As my colleague Leslie Athmer mentioned in her recent blog post, we submitted MIPS data for nearly 10,000 clinicians, earning an average score of 94% in the three categories...

MIPS Cost Category 2019: What do we Know?

I often get asked what the biggest concerns are for organizations participating in MIPS. For the 2019 performance year, one of the biggest concerns is the unknowns with the Cost category. Because there are so many unknowns with this category, I’ll try to focus on what...

The Trouble with Medical Data

As an educator in healthcare, I am struck by the sheer volume of information that must be collected and submitted by clinicians. Courses we develop are designed to make that job easier, but wow! Seriously, this is complicated stuff. And while I believe that most...