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Maine Medicine Weekly Update
August 20, 2021


In This Issue
Update: Annual Membership Meeting
Important Status Update on Maine Medical Association’s 168th Annual Session
Back to School
Maine Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics to Hold Back to School Town Hall
School Immunizations
New Maine Immunization Law for Schools Takes Effect Sep 1
COVID-19 Pandemic Updates, Guidance & News
ME DHHS COVID-19 Vaccines - Special Clinician Info Session - Tues, Aug 24, 7:30AM
Top National Pandemic Actions & News This Week
FDA COVID-19 Updates & Info
Bangor Daily News: What You Can Do If You Lost Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card In Maine
Scope of Practice
Nurse Anesthetists Announce Name Change; ASA Responds
Safety Issues
FDA: Stop Using All Eco-Med Ultrasound Gels and Lotions Due to Risk of Bacterial Contamination
More Immunization News
Maine CDC Makes New Vaccine Products Available Through Maine Immunization Program (MIP)
Maine CDC Vaccine Provider Training
ACIP General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization Updates - 8/17/2021
MIPS Feedback & Performance Update from AMA
Update: 2020 MIPS Performance Feedback, Final Score, and 2022 MIPS Payment Adjustment Information
Rural Health
Healthcare Dive: Biden administration invests $19M to bolster rural telehealth
More News
SUPPORT for ME: Strengthening Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for MaineCare Members
Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership’s Renowned Physician Executive Leadership Institute – The Advanced Course
Maine Community Action Partnership: Did You Know?
MMA-CQI Has Launched a New Module: "Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates in Clinical Practice"
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
Working with Children & Adolescents? Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership (MPBHP) Webinar Series (August thru December 2nd Wednesday of month)
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Nurse Practitioner
Physician
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Richmond Area Health Center
Help educate new physicians – join our accredited Family Medicine Residency Program as faculty
Join our region-leading Neuroscience/Stroke Center
Contract Clinical Advisor - Healthcare Coalition of Maine
Medical Director
Northern Light Health is seeking board-eligible/board-certified Cardiologists

 
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MIPS Feedback & Performance Update from AMA

Update: 2020 MIPS Performance Feedback, Final Score, and 2022 MIPS Payment Adjustment Information

Update: 2020 MIPS Performance Feedback, Final Score, and 2022 MIPS Payment Adjustment Information

The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) will be updating the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance feedback and final scores for some clinicians for performance year 2020 and the associated MIPS payment adjustment information for payment year 2022.

We are committed to ensuring transparency in our program and alerting clinicians as soon as possible when issues are discovered. Our intention is to provide clinicians advanced notice that they may see some change to their current final scores and payment adjustment information. Additionally, because of these expected changes we will also be extending the targeted review period. More details about what will change from the initial release, who is impacted and how this will affect MIPS payment adjustments, as well as the new targeted review period deadline are coming soon. We appreciate your patience as we work to confirm the information we’re providing you is accurate.


 Additional Resources:

You can view your current MIPS performance feedback, final score, and payment adjustment on the Quality Payment Program website.  Please note the information you see now may be changing.

You can access your 2020 MIPS performance feedback, 2020 final score, and 2022 payment adjustment information by:

  • Going to cms.gov/login
  • Logging in using your HCQIS Access Roles and Profile (HARP) system credentials; these are the same credentials that allowed you to submit your 2020 MIPS data

If you don’t have a HARP account, please refer to the Register for a HARP Account and Connect to an Organization documents in the QPP Access User Guide and start the process now.

For Shared Savings Program ACOs, please note that beginning August 5, 2021, you will be able to create a HARP account and manage your account in the ACO Management System (ACO-MS). Contact your ACO to find out how you can obtain a HARP account via ACO-MS. If you have any questions, please contact the ACO Information Center at SharedSavingsProgram@cms.hhs.gov or 1-888-734-6433 (Option 1).

To learn more about the information in your performance feedback, review the following 2020 MIPS Performance Feedback Resources:  

NEW! 2020 Performance Period Benchmarks (ZIP) – Identifies the performance period benchmark results (as available) for measures without a historical benchmark and provides general information about performance period benchmarks.

2020 MIPS Performance Feedback FAQs (PDF) – Highlights what performance feedback is, who receives the feedback, and how to access it on the Quality Payment Program website.

2022 MIPS Payment Year Payment Adjustment User Guide (PDF) – Reviews information about the calculation and application of MIPS payment adjustments, and answers frequently asked questions.

MIPS Eligible Clinicians Participating in MIPS Alternative Payment Model (APM) Entities

Individual clinicians and representatives of APM Entities will also be able to access performance feedback directly on the Quality Payment Program website using their HARP account. Note: Performance feedback is not related to model-specific requirements and assessments outside of the Quality Payment Program.  

Questions?

Contact the Quality Payment Program at 1-866-288-8292 or by e-mail at: QPP@cms.hhs.gov. To receive assistance more quickly, please consider calling during non-peak hours—before 10:00 a.m. and after 2:00 p.m. ET.

Customers who are hearing impaired can dial 711 to be connected to a TRS Communications Assistant.

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