• MIPS Manual 2017—MIPS Tips from e-Talk: Tracking Your MIPS Performance

    Written By: participants in the AAOE’s e-Talk listserv

    This content was excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS Manual 2017.


    In these posts, e-Talk participants stress the importance of monitoring your MIPS performance so you can identify problems early.

    e-Talk: “Flag your calendar to review your IRIS Registry dashboard monthly. Look for any changes and make sure your doctors are on track. If you have concerns regarding the results, promptly contact your case manager to review workflow changes or necessary interface adjustments.”

    e-Talk: “I work closely with our clinical manager so that we have constant attention to our numbers. Because she is monitoring our progress weekly, it gives us the nimbleness to correct any issue before it gets too big. We identify any problem and take corrective action quickly. What this usually means is reviewing protocol with a scribe or doctor and/or reviewing mapping with the IRIS Registry.”

    e-Talk: “We built a spreadsheet with all the measures and possible points/bonus points that we will use to keep track of our performance throughout the year. We can get reports from our EHR and the IRIS Registry during the year.”

    e-Talk: “We are depending on the IRIS Registry for reporting mechanism, same as last year. We anticipate watching its dashboard to view our MIPS scores as data is received through our EHR.”

    e-Talk: “I have a spreadsheet that we will use, in conjunction with our totals from our EHR, to determine our scoring. We will be using the IRIS Registry.”

    e-Talk: “I’m monitoring the physician totals for the 3 performance categories. I have an Excel spreadsheet that will give us our score. I give the physicians a monthly update on their percentages for each measure.”

    How to Access e-Talk

    The e-Talk listserv is confidential and unmoderated, and it is only open to members of the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (aao.org/member-services/join). Go to aao.org/practice-management and click “Listservs.”

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