Depending on your approach to 2021 ... and upcoming CMS sub-regulatory guidance ... you may need to work with TINs on an unprecedented individual level for this year.
And for 2022, you will absolutely need to do so. You can interpret 2021 as a "bye", or as a little reprieve to get ready for 2022. Either way, for ACOs who are not staffed up to interact with all TINs, MACRA Monitor's Optimization Program is built for you.
You could hire staff, or consultants. But with MACRA Monitor, you get more than just the manpower.
Our program includes cloud-based software to manage TIN interactions. It includes templates for Quarterly (or even monthly) feedback and education cycles. It interacts seamlessly with all the EHR or Registry vendors used by TINs in your portfolio. And our staff already manages over 10,000 providers in ACO, Registry and even QCDR relationships.
At year end, the data we manage all throughout the year is in our software, aggregated and ready for you to submit.
"Measures reported to your APM have no bearing on your MIPS quality performance category score, and vice versa. However, if your APM measures happen to overlap with your MIPS measures, such as is the case for the Shared Savings Program, then you may be able to use the same data for both programs. "
Source: 2021 CMS APP Fact Sheet (from CMS QPP Website)
As of their 6/15/21 announcement, CMS has not yet defined how ACOs will aggregate and report (to CMS for MIPS) quality metrics from TINs. However, our monthly reporting already uses data aggregation using the "sum of numerators / sum of denominators" approach. This approach may end up being one of the CMS submission options.
Improving MACRA Metrics comes from a regular program, throughout the year. We get started as soon as a full month's data is available, and follow a regimen of extract, report, analyze and plan and act for every month thereafter.
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