- Data accuracy is key—With MACRA, your performance is compared with similar groups across the country. Therefore, the data you enter needs to be accurate to ensure an adequate description of your practice is reported.
- Meet your performance marker— It is important for physicians to review quality measure benchmarks and understand what is required for above-average performance. To do this, put practice strategies and clinical workflows in place to help meet the criteria.
- Keep up with your ICD-10—The 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) is and will continue to be a crucial part in the transition as we move toward quality reporting. Accuracy on the highest level such as ICD-10 needs to be maintained and up-to-date.
Overall, physicians must understand the impact of MIPS, stay ahead of the changes and adjust their practice accordingly. Just like with any new legislation, there is bound to be natural friction with the transition to MIPS, but the right technology can ease the process and help you succeed.
To learn more about the current timeline of MIPS and requirements, visit CMS.gov.
The advice and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not represent official Ambulatory Surgery Center Association policy or opinion.