• MIPS at AAO 2019

    Saturday, Oct. 12

    Coding Camp (Event code: 19Code2). Enjoy an intermediate level update on all aspects of coding, including a succinct preview of what to expect from MIPS in 2020. When: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Where: South 206. Access: Separate registration is required.

    Sunday, Oct 13

    Government: Always on My Mind … MACRA, MIPS, HIPAA and Medicare Advantage (Spe39). Roundtable moderated by Joy Woodke; Cherie McNett; and Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH. When: 8:00-9:45 a.m. Where: South 211. Access: AAOE members.

    Medicare Update Forum (Spe46). Presenters: Michael X. Repka, MD, MBA; David B. Glasser, MD; Cherie McNett; and Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH. How is Medicare reimbursement likely to change in 2020? This review will include a MIPS update. When: 12:15-1:45 p.m. Where: West 3014. Access: Free.

    The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2020 (224). Senior Instructor: Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, OCSR. When: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Where: South 206. Access: Academy Plus course pass.

    Monday, Oct. 14

    MIPS Promoting Interoperability Panel: Ask Us! (429). Senior instructor: Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH. When: 10:15-11:15 a.m. Where: South 207. Access: Academy Plus course pass.

    Government: Always on My Mind . . . MACRA, MIPS, HIPAA and Medicare Advantage (Spe53). Roundtable moderated by Joy Woodke; Cherie McNett; and Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH. When: 12:45-1:45 p.m. Where: South 211. Access: AAOE members.

    MIPS Quality Category: Measures and Scoring for Ophthalmology Practices (465). Senior instructor: Rebecca Hancock. When: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Where: South 207. Access: Academy Plus course pass.

    How the IRIS Registry Helps You Participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (488). Senior instructor: Rebecca Hancock. When: 3:15-4:15 p.m. Where: South 207. Access: Academy Plus course pass.

    IRIS Registry Help at AAO 2019

    Come to the IRIS Registry area of the Academy Resource Center (West, Booth 7337) to complete improvement activity attestation and sign the required data release consent form. To expedite this, bring your IRIS Registry dashboard login credentials, your practice's Tax Identifier Number (TIN), and your clinicians' National Provider Identifiers (NPIs). If you do not know your IRIS Registry dashboard login credentials, email aao.support@bot.figmd.com before AAO 2019.

    You will not be able to review or complete your manual reporting of quality measures at the Academy Resource Center, but staff can walk you through that process so you can start entering your MIPS quality data as soon as you get back to the office.

    If your practice isn't yet signed up with the IRIS Registry, you can sign up at the Academy Resource Center.

    More Help With MIPS

    Take full advantage of the Academy’s resources. Review the nine-step to-do list for MIPS resources, bookmark the Academy's MIPS hub page, and reference EyeNet's MIPS manual.

    Don't have an EHR system? Read "Avoid the MIPS Penalty Without EHR: Tips for Reporting Via the IRIS Registry" (October, EyeNet; published online ahead of print).