ExamWRITER MIPS 2018 Resources

Under MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015), Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a Medicare payment program focused on quality of care, rather than quantity of care. MIPS streamlines and combines meaningful use and PQRS.

The resources on this page provide an overview of MIPS requirements and describe step-by-step instructions for completing individual measures. For more MIPS information, visit the Eyefinity Support Community or the CMS Quality Payment Programs web site.

Getting Started

Find out if you're eligible, learn about reporting requirements, and find out how the different MIPS categories work together.

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MIPS Overview

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Advancing Care Information Overview

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Quality Overview

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Improvement Activities Overview

Tracking and Reporting MIPS Performance

Learn how to track your progress throughout the year and report your MIPS performance to CMS.

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Generating 2018 MIPS Quality QRDA Files for ExamWRITER 12

 

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Generating 2018 MIPS Quality QRDA Files for ExamWRITER 14

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Generating 2018 MIPS Quality QRDA Files for ExamWRITER 15  (2015 edition certified EHR)

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Navigating and Reporting with the QPP Provider Portal (CMS Video)

Documenting Promoting Interoperability

Promoting Interoperability (PI) is worth 25% of your total MIPS score.

2018 Promoting Interoperability Transitional Measures

Your PI score is divided into three categories: base (50%), performance (90%), and bonus (15%). While it's possible to achieve a 155% PI score, scoring is capped at 100%. The required measures listed with an asterisk (*) below satisfy the base score of 50%. You must achieve the base score to receive any credit in the PI category. Choose additional measures that fit best within your practice's workflow to earn performance and bonus points to meet or exceed the 100% PI score.

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Health Information Exchange*

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Immunization Registry Reporting

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Medication Reconciliation

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Patient-Specific Education

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Provide Patient Access*

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Secure Messaging

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Security Risk Analysis*

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Syndromic Surveillance

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ePrescribing*

Documenting Quality Measures

Quality accounts for 50% of your MIPS score. To qualify for an incentive payment in 2018, you must report six Quality measures.

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2018 Quality Scoring and Benchmarking

 

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001 Diabetes-Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control

 

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012 POAG-Optic Nerve Evaluation

 

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014 AMD-Dilated Macular Exam

 

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018 Diabetic Retinopathy-Documentation

 

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019 Diabetic Retinopathy-Communication

 

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117 Diabetes-Eye Exam

 

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128 Preventive Care and Screening-BMI Screening

 

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130 Documentation of Current Medications

 

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140 AMD-Counseling on Antioxidant

 

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141 POAG-Reduction of IOP

 

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226 Preventive Care and Screening-Tobacco Use

 

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236 Controlling High Blood Pressure

 

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317 Preventive Care and Screening-High Blood Pressure

 

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374 Closing the Referral Loop-Specialist Report

Documenting Clinical Practice Improvement Activities

The Improvement Activities category is worth 15% of your total MIPS score. In this new performance category for 2018, you’re rewarded for care focused on care coordination, beneficiary engagement, and patient safety.

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2018 MIPS Improvement Activities

Reporting to Local Health Information Exchanges (HIE)

Many local HIEs accept QRDA files. Some HIEs, however, require additional setup.

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Submitting Syndromic Surveillance Data to the Kentucky HIE