• MIPS 2018—4 Ways to Stay Up to Date

    Written By: Rebecca Hancock, Flora Lum, MD, Chris McDonagh, Cherie McNett, Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH, and Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS

    This content was excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS 2018; also see the Academy’s MIPS hub page


    Like many government regulations, the MIPS rules are constantly changing. Here’s how to stay current:

    First, bookmark the Academy’s MIPS hub page: aao.org/medicare.

    Second, read Washington Report Express, a weekly e-bulletin. Each Thursday, check your email for all the latest regulatory and advocacy news.

    Third, read Medicare Physician Payment Update, a monthly e-bulletin . On the first Saturday of each month, check your inbox for a roundup of MIPS-specific news updates.

    Fourth—and most important—report MIPS via the IRIS Registry. The IRIS Registry staff are focused on how each change in the MIPS regulations might impact ophthalmology practices, and they will update the IRIS Registry accordingly.

    Furthermore, IRIS Registry staff have a deep knowledge of MIPS quality measures—after all, they developed many of the ophthalmology-specific QCDR measures themselves—and, if you are reporting via IRIS Registry/EHR integration, they understand the nuances of obtaining the relevant ophthalmic data from your EHR system.

    For more resources, see Your 9-Step To-Do List for MIPS Resources.

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