The EHR system is a blessing for the healthcare system that has structured everything in healthcare. It aligns and modifies the patient’s data with a few clicks, all we need is a persistent internet connection. Once we get this, everything just goes in flow. However, purchasing an EHR system might be expensive for small practices to some extent. On the other side, large organizations can actively invest their money in EHR purchasing. They can overcome the financial burden that comes on the facility by increasing the revenue they make. Meanwhile, the major difficulty is data sharing and transfer from old systems to new EHR systems. Alongside, EHR systems can help in MIPS reporting by the claims data it stores in it.
Therefore, depending on EHR vendors from any outsourcing company is the only choice we are left with. If you are not familiar with the EHR system, then no need to hurry. You must have to make your EHR vendor answerable for the following queries before outsourcing one. The utility of XEHRT in MIPS reporting and other daily task management in healthcare is commendable. Therefore, we must give special consideration to EHR systems at the very beginning.
It’s the wrong approach to hire an EHR vendor just because they have a fancy website. It is nothing but a marketing tactic in a client retargeting game. You must deal with it to take yourself out of trouble in MIPS reporting. You must put some directed effort into investigating the key strategy of an EHR vendor. And there is no other medium of doing so than keep questioning your EHR vendor.
Considering the EHR switching or implementation pitfalls, P3Care as MIPS qualified registry has tried to ease your selection job. One tip is that you must catch an EHR vendor who better comprehends your workflow.
Here are some queries suggested from our side that might help you in EHR vendor selection for MIPS reporting.
The vendor ought to include the following features for this like;
- Report generation,
- Analytics dashboards,
- And MIPS composite score reporting, etc.
Alongside this, your EHR vendor for MIPS reporting must have additional patient interaction options. These additional options could include a patient portal, a kiosk, Telemedicine, and other advisory services. All these have equal importance for MIPS success.
Although EMR suppliers are not required to obtain CPIA certification. Meanwhile, providers must do. In addition to improving efficiency, it also raises MIPS scores. The alternatives that should be offered are as follows:
- Management of intensive care
- Drug Management
- 24/7 access to MIPS-eligible physicians
- Join government-run clinical data registries
- Improved care portal
Doctors are interested in knowing;
If the information surrounding them is accurate.
If it can be gathered at any moment without any problems.
Therefore, you must inquire about the exact performance-tracking and -measuring tools the EHR vendor has available.
Every MIPS reporting participant wants to perform well. They have to succeed in MIPS either by hook or crook. Therefore, continuous monitoring of their performance is the right way to do so.
One must keep a score of performance points to monitor how well they are performing. It must be carried out regularly; it shouldn’t be done occasionally. See what reports would be provided and make sure they are appropriate to help your firm succeed.
The capacity to track and coordinate patients’ care is provided via interoperability. As a trade association of health IT businesses aiming to establish global access to health data, ask them if they have created an interface with the CommonWell Health Alliance. It demonstrates your vendor’s willingness to provide information.
- If your vendor has capabilities that enable ACOs and other sophisticated APMs, ask about them.
- Inquire about the vendor’s prior experience working with complex APMs as well as the features in detail.
- What plan of action does the vendor have to implement these APMs?
Your EHR vendor ample you with performance dashboards and strong analytics for MIPS reporting. Alongside this, you have to accomplish several underlined objectives using them: Benchmarking performance is the first step. It is followed by clinical care and process improvement, resource use, and quality monitoring.
Does your vendor permit the integration of third-party apps to access data via APIs? if, assumable, does it offer this kind of data analysis? You may proceed if the response appears to be positive. If the answer is no, you may disregard the EHR vendor since analytics are required to measure important factors.
The penalty or incentive in MIPS reporting depends on the provider’s performance in each category. For saying no to penalties, they have to perform well. So, they ought to improve themselves in any practice improvement activity. Similarly, they can also report on Basic Advancing Care information requirements.
Physicians must submit six quality measures for 90 days. They must include at least one outcome measure or specialty-specific measure if they wish to maximize possible bonus payments. There are almost 300 quality measures that have been approved by CMS. All of them are aligned with patient groups and specializations. Physicians can select one of these measures for MIPS reporting.
You should receive assistance from your EHR vendor to maintain compliance and prevent auditor scrutiny. You could be wasting a lot of time if you anticipate your existing EHR vendor to improve the product on their own if you believe it is deficient in several areas. If you actively look for an EHR system that has all these features and capabilities, you will be in a better position. Here, P3Care can prove to be a helping hand for you with its MIPS consulting services. We as a MIPS-qualified registry can support you in your MIPS reporting.
Call us at: (844) 557-3227