How to report MIPS? Follow pathway with Academy tools


By Stephen Helms, MD
Chair, Practice Operations Committee

Since MIPS will be the most traveled pathway for dermatologists, the AADA has developed a series of MIPS tools designed to answer questions and help guide members based on personalized input.

If you’re mired in MIPS and not sure where to begin, as many of us are, I recommend using the Academy’s MIPS tools in the order listed below. It begins with an overview of practice eligibility and financial implications, and drills down to specific, printable actions to help you successfully report.

MIPS-Circuit.JPGStep 1: MIPS financial assessment

After answering a few questions about your practice, you’ll know whether you need to participate in MIPS to avoid a penalty in 2019. If you are MIPS eligible, this tool will provide an estimate of the financial impact of your MIPS decision, whether you choose full reporting, partial reporting, or minimal reporting.

Step 2: MIPS reporting: Decision support

This tool will help you determine how to participate in MIPS for 2017. Answer questions about how much reporting you are willing or able to do, and the tool will present you with your options, including specifics about what and how much you need to report.

Step 3: DataDerm: Decision support

If you plan to report using AAD’s DataDerm, use the DataDerm: Decision support tool to get more detailed information about DataDerm-specific reporting options. If you will not be using DataDerm, skip to step

Step 4: Quality measures selection

This tool will help your practice find eligible measures based on how you report, whether via paper, EHR, or DataDerm.

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