November 2016 EMR and PM Newsletter

Do you know about Giving Tuesday?

“You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.” Bill GatesFor resources and to learn more visit

Thanksgiving Closing

Thanksgiving gives us all the opportunity for some well deserved down time to spend with family and friends. DocuTrac offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th, and will reopen on Monday, November 28th.
Thank you

We are, as always, thankful for you our loyal customers, and we hope you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

MIPS and Medicare Reimbursement

MipsAccording to the National Council for Behavioral Health, it’s expected that most behavioral health organizations billing for Medicare Part B will be subject to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017. The following describes clinicians who are MIPS eligible.

“Clinicians that will be counted for the 2017 reporting year include physicians (including psychiatrists), nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Social workers and clinical psychologists may be added in 2019.” We will keep you posted.

“Maximum and Minimum MIPS Payment Adjustments are based on 2017 calendar year reporting, MIPS eligible clinicians will receive up to a 4 percent payment adjustment in 2019. Adjustments may be positive, negative or zero. The range of payment adjustments will reach +/- 9 percent by 2022. Clinicians may earn an extra bonus of up to 10 percent for exceptional quality from 2019 to 2024. All MIPS adjustments are budget neutral, which means that total upward and downward adjustments will be equal.”

CMS has been reviewing public comments and a finale rule is expected to be issued this month. For more information and further details, read the full text on MACRA’s Quality Payment Program: What Does it Mean for Your Agency’s Medicare Reimbursement?

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