Deadlines for Risk Stratification, Participation Agreements, and Health IT
November 17, 2017
Written by Kristen Schuster, Practice Facilitator
The Participation Agreement (PA) was sent to practices on October 10, 2017. The PA must be signed by an individual with the authority to legally bind your practice to another entity. The agreement must be signed and sent to CPC+ support no later than December 1st, 2017. If you have questions please contact Kristen Schuster.
Prior to the 2017 CPC+ eCQM submission period, practices MUST add their current Health IT vendors in the CPC+ Practice Portal. The deadline for reporting is December 31st, 2017. For the 2017 CPC+ eCQM submission period, practices have two ways to submit their eCQM results: 1) by attesting through the CPC+ Practice Portal or 2) electronically, via the Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) III, using the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website. The reporting method must be chosen prior to eCQM submission for 2017 reporting year.
CMS released a clarification on risk stratification. Track 1 practices still need to risk stratify their entire patient population using a risk stratification algorithm by the end of 2017. Practices need to begin implementing a two-part risk stratification method for 2018. Recordings of all learning sessions can be accessed on CPC+ Connect for two-part risk stratification best practices.
Also, please refer to CPC+ Connect to network with other CPC+ practices utilizing the same EHR for ideas and best practices. On the Plus Side, a weekly newsletter, is emailed to all subscribers that list upcoming educational events, CPC+ tasks and links to CMS resources. As always, complete CPC+ information from CMS can be found on the CPC+ Connect portal. We encourage you to access the portal and check out all available CMS CPC+ resources.
If you have any questions, or run into issues with any of the CPC+ objectives and would like help please use the “Leave a Reply” section below, or email Kristen Schuster directly with your questions or comments.
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