• MIPS Manual 2017—Your 8-Step To-Do List for MIPS Resources

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


    Use this to-do list to ensure you’re taking advantage of all the key MIPS resources.

    1. Bookmark aao.org/medicare. From this hub page, you can navigate to a rich range of ophthalmic-specific resources, including:

    • Dedicated web pages for each of the 54 quality measures most relevant to ophthalmology. These web pages feature:

      • Reporting options
      • Measure type
      • Instructions
      • Lists of relevant ICD-10, CPT Category I, HCPCS, and CPT Category II codes
      • Benchmarks
    • Guidance on the 3 performance categories
    • A MIPS-specific newsfeed

    2. Sign up for the IRIS Registry at aao.org/iris-registryYou have until Oct. 31 to sign up for the IRIS Registry web portal, which you can use to manually report quality measures and to attest to your ACI and improvement activities performance. However, it is too late to sign up for IRIS Registry/EHR integration for automated reporting of 2017 quality measures. (Note: If you already signed up for IRIS Registry/EHR integration, you don’t have to sign up separately to use the web portal.)

    3. Check your email. Each Thursday, the Washington Report Express will help keep you current on the latest regulatory developments. And watch for Medicare Physician Payment Update, which is sent out the first Saturday of each month.

    4. Use the email hotline. You can send MIPS questions to mips@aao.org.

    5. Share tips and crowdsource solutions on e-Talk. If you are a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (aao.org/member-services/join), you can use the eTalk listserv to find out how other practices are tackling MIPS (go to aao.org/practice-management and click “Listservs”).

    6 Schedule yourself some MIPS time at AAO 2017. Attend the MIPS events and learn about MIPS in the exhibit hall (see “Learn More About MIPS at AAO 2017”).

    7. Find out when Codequest 2018 is coming to your state. Codequest 2018 will have a heavy emphasis on MIPS. Later this year, the 2018 schedule will be posted at aao.org/codequest.

    8. Explore the CMS resources. You will find webinars, fact sheets, benchmark data, and more at http://qpp.cms.gov.

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    Next: Learn More About MIPS at AAO 2017

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