Countdown to PQRS Submission Deadline
December 22nd, 2015
Announcing the MUSE Collaborative & Specialized Registry Reporting
Are you looking for a Specialized Registry for Meaningful Use? Are you interested in forming a QCDR? Do you want to succeed with MIPS?
Introducing the Mingle Analytics MIPS, Meaningful Use, and Specialized Registry Exemplar (MUSE)™ Collaborative, a mutually beneficial program to help practices excel in the evolving environment of healthcare transformation.
By joining the MUSE Collaborative, you will be able to meet the CMS requirements for active engagement with a Specialized Registry for Meaningful Use.
What's required to take advantage of Specialized Registry reporting with Mingle Analytics?
- Enter into a non-binding agreement, at no-cost until inception, with Mingle Analytics by February 29, 2016, indicating intent to report to the Mingle Analytics Specialized Registry
- Establish automated data flow to Mingle Analytics data repository
- Provision of technical resources to maintain and expand data flow as clinical resource to monitor and adjust measure selection and performance levels
In addition to offering a Specialized Registry, the MUSE Collaborative will work to achieve Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) status for one or more registries. As a member of the Collaborative, you will have the opportunity to help establish measure specifics for the QCDR(s).
Finally, the collaborative will provide participants with tools and processes to excel in the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) including understanding the MIPS process, risks, opportunities and implications for each practice.
We are excited to offer this expanded opportunity to excel in the evolving environment of healthcare transformation as your quality reporting partner.
June 29th, 2015
Greenlight Maine selects Mingle Analytics as semifinalist
Mingle Analytics will compete for $100,000 prize.
We are excited to share that Greenlight Maine has advanced Mingle Analytics to the semifinals in a $100,000 pitch competition. The next phase of the competition will be aired on TV and is set to begin in September. The show and competition will culminate in June 2016 with a live pitch event for the $100,000 prize.
Mingle Analytics was selected from 86 initial submissions. Watch CEO Dr. Dan Mingle's video entry:
Stay tuned for an announcement about when the episode featuring Mingle Analytics will air by following us on LinkedIn.
Thank you to everyone who has helped Mingle Analytics grow, especially our dedicated team and clients who are committed to high-quality healthcare.
July 3rd, 2014
2014 Deadline for Registry Reporting
Medicare made it official: March 31, 2015 is the deadline for submitting PQRS data via Registry for the 2014 program year.
January 14th, 2014
GRPO Registration for 2014
The window of opportunity and deadline to register for the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) for 2014 PQRS reporting has not yet been set. CMS has stated that the portal will open some time in March and close in September.
GPRO can make the process of reporting much easier.
PQRS Solutions assists clients to elect this method of reporting, which in 2014 allows you to submit either Registry or EHR-based measures and can make it easier to avoid any adjustment due to the Value-Based Modifier.
We encourage clients to get started now with setting up an IACS account.
January 12th, 2014
Scott Larsen Joins Mingle Analytics
We are pleased to announce that Scott Larsen will be joining the senior management team at Mingle Analytics / PQRS Solutions on February 3, 2013.
Among other credits, Scott has been Clinical Applications Manager at Regional West Medical Center in Nebraska, Director of Information Systems for New West Physicians in Colorado, and Manager of Information Systems for Groople when it was an internet startup. He brings extensive experience implementing and managing healthcare information systems and will be invaluable as we scale our systems and ramp up our development to meet the demands of our rapidly growing client base.
Scott helps to bring us one giant step closer to our goal of becoming the Nation’s most popular, most accurate, and most prolific submitter of Health Care Quality data to Medicare for the Physician Quality Reporting System, the Value Based Modifier, and for Clinical Quality Measures.
December 29th, 2013
2014 Measures now out
CMS has released the new measures and measure groups for 2014.
You can download them here.
November 7th, 2013
Didn't get your 2012 PQRS Incentive?
Request an informal review. Learn how by reading this CMS Fact sheet or follow these instructions:
In order to request an informal review of 2012 PQRS performance, CMS must receive a valid informal review request via the web-based tool, Quality Reporting Communication Support Page, during the informal review period. Please follow the steps below to submit a valid request:
- Individual EPs or designated support staff will need to submit a request for an informal review for each individual rendering National Provider Identifier (NPI) for each Tax Identification Number (TIN) under which the requestor submitted 2012 PQRS QDCs or data.
Groups that participated in the GPRO will need to have their main point of contact request an informal review for the TIN under which the GPRO submitted 2012 PQRS QDCs or data.
- To submit the request, go to the Communication Support Page between November 1, 2013 and February 28, 2014.
- Complete the mandatory fields in the online form, including the appropriate justification, for the request to be deemed valid. Failure to complete the form in full will result in the inability to process the request. CMS or the QualityNet Help Desk may contact the requestor for additional information if necessary.
October 12th, 2013
GPRO Deadline Extended
The deadline for GPRO self-nomination has been extended to 11:59 Eastern Time: October 18, 2013
July 17th, 2013
Mingle Analytics Releases White Paper
Dr. Dan Mingle of Mingle Analytics and Beth Schindele of Quality Insights of Delaware made a presentation at the June RECognition Health IT 2.0 Expo to announce their successful collaboration to submit quality data for Delaware eligible professionals.
Dr. Mingle also offered a break-out session on the ABCs of PQRS. Read about their collaboration here send an email to email@example.com.
The conference was a joint project with the HIMSS Delaware Valley Chapter in Dover, DE. The event was attended by 100+ physicians, PAs, NPs, practice IT staff and EHR super-useres from practices across the state of Delaware.
Dr. Mingle’s career as a board-certified family-practice physician has ranged from practicing in rural Maine to participating nationally to promote the use of electronic medical record. Throughout his career, Dr. Mingle has been part of both local and national efforts to address healthcare quality and adoption of information technology.
Dr. Mingle was the founder, owner, and lead physician of Western Maine Family Practice in Norway, Maine where he practiced for 14 years. He was an early adopter of electronic practice management systems and a pioneer, integrating behavioral health into a primary care practice.
Dr. Mingle spent five years on the faculty and as Assistant Medical Director of the Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Program and held a faculty appointment in the Department of Community and Family Medicine of the Dartmouth Medical School. He received an MS degree from Dartmouth’s Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences in 2003, a program emphasizing healthcare improvement, change management, and quality measurement.
Dr. Mingle is founder, owner, and Chief Executive Officer of Mingle Analytics, LLC. Through Mingle Analytics, Dr. Mingle helps ambulatory practices transform their approach to healthcare to become patient-centered and use data-driven decision-making, while improving productivity, reducing cost and increasing revenue. He has been reporting PQRS since 2008.
May 29th, 2013
Sequestration affects PQRS
CMS announced to Data-Submission Vendors today that sequestration will reduce the 2012 incentive payments for PQRS by 2%. For example, If the incentive payment would have been $1000 based on $0.5% of allowable charges, the payment under sequestration rules will be $980.02*. Make sure to avoid the 1.5% penalty adjustment in 2015 by reporting in 2013. www.pqrssolutions.com.