We are here for you

We understand this is not your primary priority right now, but want to make you aware that we are here to help you with your MIPS 2020- 2021 Reporting at no cost.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contracts with the Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) across the country to increase healthcare quality and reduce burden associated with achieving that quality. By 2024, QIOs are commissioned to work with partners to help millions of people improve the prevention and management of chronic diseases, including Diabetes, Cardiovascular conditions, and Chronic Kidney Disease.  This focus helps in all areas of MIPS especially within the quality and cost categories of MIPS. Attached you will find 5 questions around diabetes that we are asking you to complete to learn more about how we can prioritize and create no cost resources to practices throughout New England.

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Why it matters

  • is a top driver of healthcare costs, avoidable hospitalizations, and emergency department visits
  • decreases quality of life for > 34 million adults
  • has tripled over the last 20 years due to aging population and the % of people overweight or obese
  • doubles the risk for developing heart disease/stroke
  • is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputations, and adult onset blindness
  • 7.3 million adults are not even aware that they have diabetes

National Diabetes Statistics Report 2020

The What

  • Increase referrals to Diabetes Prevention or other Lifestyle Change Programs for patients with pre-diabetes
  • Promote self-management interventions for patients with Diabetes whose HbA1c is not well-controlled

The How

  • We offer practical tools and guides to help prevent and improve chronic disease, including tips on how to link your quality improvement efforts with chronic care management (CCM), Annual Wellness Visits (AWV), Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), and code accurately for maximum reimbursement.
  • We will provide a central repository of virtual self-management workshops in New England.
  • Many patients with diabetes have hypertension and/or chronic kidney disease so we are creating resources to help improve early screening rates and appropriate referrals that can impact this triad of conditions.
  • We consider the disruption and need for innovation created by the COVID pandemic, including Telehealth ECHO sprints, up-to-date coding, and webinars such as Navigating the Pandemic during the Flu Season.

Please reach out if you have questions.

  • A Healthcentric Advisors Team Member will work to understand your priorities, collect baseline data, share interventions that make sense for your practice, and collaborate with you to improve the outcomes. You may reach out to a quality advisor @ NEQPPSURS@healthcentricadvisors.org.

We realize that you are on the front lines and want to make sure you have the support you need now and throughout the coming years.

 

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About Author

Healthcentric Advisors
As the New England Quality Payment Program Support Center, Healthcentric Advisors assists New England-based physician and other eligible clinical practices to prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).