A Message to the CHITREC Community Regarding Our COVID-19 Actions


Looking Ahead: Reviewing the 2021 QPP Proposed Rule

Each year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues an ongoing effort to improve the Quality Payment Program through updated policy. In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, they have limited 2021 proposals to focus on the…

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Update on COVID-19 and the Quality Payment Program

In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented multiple flexibilities across the 2019 and 2020 performance years for the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Flexibilities are primarily designed to allow clinicians…

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Code Breaker: Unlocking the Power of Billing for MIPS Quality Measures

For many practices, billing processes and reports are more tightly controlled and monitored than electronic medical record (EHR) documentation and dashboards. After all, proper coding is the key to avoiding rejected claims and delays in reimbursements. But did you know…

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Telehealth in Action - Part 2: Implementation

Attendees of part 1 of this webinar series will have learned about the wide range of telehealth solutions, important features and functions, and how to analyze which product is the right fit. Part 2 will address considerations for implementation, including…

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Telehealth in Action - Part 1: Vendor Solutions and Product Assessment

With CMS leading the way through emergency rulemaking, the rapid expansion of telehealth has emerged as one of the most significant changes to the healthcare delivery model during the COVID-19 pandemic. CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s recent remarks that “the genie’s…

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State of Emergency: Coronavirus Waivers and Flexibility

Declarations of national and state emergencies related to COVID-19 have resulted in dramatic regulatory changes through 1135 waiver authority and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Illinois Department of…

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Casting Call: Clinicians in Need of a Free Qualified Registry

Are you still struggling to find a MIPS reporting solution? Facing exorbitant fees from your CEHRT or registry vendor? Just learned about MIPS and scrambling to do anything possible to avoid the -7% penalty? Don’t panic – the QPP of…

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