On October 1, 2017, the State of Michigan unveiled its new Statewide Integrated Governmental Management Applications (SIGMA) system which is part of Governor Snyder’s vision to improve and streamline functions within state government. SIGMA provides an improved accounting system, a fully


The State of Michigan’s EHR Incentive Program is in the midst of adopting and implementing a new process which makes it mandatory for program participants beyond their first year of achieving Meaningful Use to electronically submit their Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) for a 2017 program year


Apply Now Until December 31 to Form a Virtual Group for MIPS in 2018

Solo practitioners and groups can choose to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) as a virtual group for the 2018 performance period. To form a virtual group for 2018, solo practitioners and


The 2016 program year is the LAST CHANCE for Eligible Professional (EPs) to enroll in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. While already enrolled EPs can attest in subsequent years, EPs cannot attest for the first time after the close of the 2016 “attestation tail period”. All providers still


On November 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the updated payment rates and policy changes in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System for calendar year (CY) 2017. This final rule with comment

By Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of CMS

As the baby boom generation ages, 10,000 people enter the Medicare program each day. Facing that demand, it is essential that Medicare continues to support physicians in delivering high-quality patient care. This includes increasing its focus on


On April 27, CMS released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Supported by a bipartisan majority and stakeholders, such as patient and medical associations, the MACRA legislation ended more than a decade of last-minute


CMS has launched important changes to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception process that will reduce burden on clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs). These changes are a result of recent Medicare legislation – the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (


When submitting your CQM data during Meaningful Use attestation, you have the option to participate in eCQM reporting by uploading a QRDA III file to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program eMIPP system (for Medicaid program participants) or the Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality


A new Specialized Registry is launching in the State of Michigan, MiDR: Michigan’s Dental Registry. Monitoring pediatric oral health processes and outcomes and allowing for better coordination around patient treatment in the medical and dental setting, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician