The deadline for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), is quickly approaching for providers. All providers who opt to participate in CAHPS for MIPS must be enrolled with the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) by June 30, 2017.
Through MIPS, CMS has increased the focus on patient engagement, and rewards or penalizes providers through reimbursement for meeting goals based on four performance categories. Each category holds a value contributing to an annual MIPS final score: Quality-60%, Improvement Activities-15%, Advancing Care Information-25%, and Cost- 0% for 2017. Eligible professionals may receive a bonus, a penalty, or no payment adjustment.
CMS is requiring that the CAHPS for MIPS survey is delivered by one of 12 approved vendors. As an approved vendor, MedicalGPS’ strategic partner, Percy and Company Market Research, is your trusted source committed to ensuring that CMS compliant surveys are successfully administered to patients; furthermore, that the patient satisfaction data obtained in the survey is accurately reported directly to CMS. Rest assured that as an approved vendor, Percy and Company Market Research, has obtained the elite credentials for approved vendor status and is subject to routine audits to verify compliance and accuracy of collection and reporting.
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The CAHPS survey is an annual process administered from November, 2017 to February, 2018. Survey recipients will include a random sampling of patients identified by CMS as Medicare fee for service beneficiaries. Data collection will include a CMS pre-notification letter, two surveys through postal mail, and up to six follow-up calls for patients who have not returned surveys by mail in a timely fashion.
As a vetted MedicalGPS strategic partner, we can recommend Percy and Company Market Research as a trusted CAHPS for MIPS resource.
New CMS initiatives on reporting and reimbursement can be intimidating for providers and at MedicalGPS, we are prepared to provide resources to lead you through the new process. Be certain that you are ready by enrolling by the June 30, 2017 deadline. Get rewarded for providing an exceptional patient experience by enrolling in CAHPS for MIPS today!