MACRA/MIPS

Explore how IBM Watson Health solutions align to help clients manage the Quality Payment Program requirements.

Succeeding in CMS’ new quality payment program: A Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) toolkit

Written by Watson Health | Article, MACRA/MIPS

Watson Health offers several population health solutions, clinical integration platforms, care management solutions and other tools to help clinicians increase reimbursement under the MIPS model, all while bringing more value for all your patients, not just your Medicare beneficiaries. Read this toolkit to learn how IBM Watson Health solutions align to support MIPS. ...read more


Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) – How Health IT Supports the CMS CPC+ Change Package

Written by Watson Health | Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), MACRA/MIPS, Value-Based Care...

View this replay of the webinar "Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) – How Health IT Supports the CMS CPC+ Change Package" with Donna Daniel, PhD, Senior Program Director, Clinical Quality Research, and Christina Berg, Clinical Sales Consultant at IBM Watson Health. ...read more


Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC +) Toolkit: Supporting New Advanced Alternative Payment Models

Written by Watson Health | Blog Post, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), MACRA/MIPS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new, advanced primary care medical home model called Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). ...read more


Identifying and Managing High Risk Patients for CPC+

Written by Watson Health | Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), MACRA/MIPS, Value-Based Care...

In this video, Verda Weston, Director of Population Health at Utica Park Clinic discusses how her organization embraced technology and automation to identify and manage risk for their patient population. ...read more


Using Actionable Data to Drive Success in CPC+

Written by Donna Daniel | Blog Post, Care Management, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent announcement to overhaul primary care with the new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program has created buzz in the healthcare sector. CPC+ aims to provide patients with affordable and higher quality care while providing support, tools and linkages allowing them to take a proactive role in their own health. ...read more


MACRA’s Impact on Patient Engagement and How Watson Health can Help

Written by Watson Health | MACRA/MIPS, Value-Based Care, Webinar

View this webinar replay which outlines MACRA's patient engagement and care coordination requirements, explores what components will affect MIPS and APMs and provides solutions that support patient engagement and care coordination needs. ...read more


Building a Patient Engagement Infrastructure for CPC+

Written by Watson Health | Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), MACRA/MIPS, Value-Based Care...

Jeff Galles, DO discusses how Utica Park Clinic is preparing to take on risk, and how Watson Health supports the patient outreach needed for CPC+. ...read more


IBM Watson Health: Your IT partner for Comprehensive Primary Care Plus

Written by Watson Health | Article, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), MACRA/MIPS

As the CPC+ program requires the provision of claims-based cost and utilization data at the practice and patient-level, IBM Watson Health™ tools and solutions are primed to manage claims-based data and support opportunities for improving utilization. ...read more


MACRA: Are You Prepared?

Written by Watson Health | Infographic, MACRA/MIPS, Value-Based Care

The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is proposed legislation that will establish the Quality Payment Program (QPP). While QPP payments would start in 2019, the current proposal indicates calculations will be based on performance in 2017—which means you should start preparing now! ...read more


Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+): Breaking Down the Five Functions

Written by Donna Daniel | Blog Post, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), MACRA/MIPS...

CMS used feedback and analysis of the original CPC initiative to create the CPC+ Theory of Action and Driver Diagram (CPC initiative). In addition to serving as the logic model for value-based transformation, this diagram outlines the five core functions that will be the roadmap toward a whole-person, patient-centered, comprehensive primary care delivery model. ...read more


Navigating MIPS: What you need to know about the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

Written by Donna Daniel | Blog Post, MACRA/MIPS, Value-Based Care

If a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is finalized, as expected in early November, this coming New Year’s Day will also mark the first day of the reporting period for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). ...read more


CPC+: Is Your Practice Eligible?

Written by Cathi Burkham | Blog Post, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), MACRA/MIPS...

Many healthcare organizations have questions about the CPC+ program, and practices must submit their applications to participate by September 15, 2016, so this post is the first of a three-part series dedicated to understanding CPC+. ...read more