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Fifteen Points Can Save You Five Percent!

October 29, 2018

Fifteen Points Can Save You Five Percent!

Do you want to avoid a five percent Medicare penalty?

Do you want to increase your score and/or get a positive payment adjustment?

Do you need some guidance and help with MIPS, MACRA and QPP at no charge?

If you are a MIPS eligible clinician, all you need is 15 points to avoid a Medicare penalty! Reporting can be done at no cost and without disruption to your patient flow. You do not have to have an EHR.  

If you...

  • Have a process to timely notify patients of abnormal test results
  • See Medicaid or dual eligible Medicare/Medicaid patients in your practice
  • Use the PDMP
  • Provide educational opportunities for new clinicians
  • Have extended office hours or access to a patient's medical record 24/7
  • Evaluate patient satisfaction
  • Reconcile patient medications across settings or conduct structured medication reviews
  • Track patients referred to specialists or send structured referral notes
  • Send a report back to a referring doctor after you evaluate and/or treat a patient

Then you ...

May be able to attest to one or more Improvement Activities (IA). The IA performance category is worth 15 points and is enough to avoid a penalty!

Need Help?

There is no charge for our consultation. These services are provided to LAMMICO insureds at no additional cost. Participation in the Quality Payment Program can also help you mitigate your malpractice risk through increasing patient engagement and satisfaction. Contact LAMMICO Practice Management Specialist, Natalie Cohen, MBA, MHA, at 504.841.2727 or

This is not legal or financial advice, and is not intended to substitute for individualized business or financial judgment. It does not dictate exclusive methods, and is not applicable to all circumstances.

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