A to Z News: March 2018


March 2018

Don’t miss out on our upcoming webinar!

March 22, 2018 at 1:00-1:30 PM EDT

Join our industry expert, Reeya Patel, MPH, Associate Director of Health Insights, as she reviews the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) including deadlines, reporting and submission tips and tricks.

During this webinar, attendees will:

  • Identify key MIPS dates, including an approaching March 31st deadline
  • Review steps to submit for the MIPS 2017 Performance Year and avoid a negative payment adjustment
  • Uncover tips for 2018 reporting preparedness

In Azalea news…

Hospital MU Deadline Extended to March 16, 2018
CMS announced a submission extension for hospitals participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program to March 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT.
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March 31st Deadline is Fast Approaching: QPP Checklist
It’s no secret that new payment programs can often seem daunting – especially in their first year – and the QPP is no exception.
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Rural Hospital Selects Azalea Health for Fully Integrated EHR and RCM Solution
CAH, Ashland Health Center, realizes benefits of complete EHR and billing system, increases operational workflow efficiency and patient experience
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5 Tactics to Tackling Rural Health Challenges with Telemedicine – Healthcare Business Today
A woman living in a rural community has a low-risk pregnancy. Unable to make her outpatient visits to see her OB, she is provided the option…
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Analyzing EMR data key to increasing referrals, providing benefit to patients and health systems
With electronic medical records, physicians and hospital leaders have access to reams of data, much more so than in the past — even too much, in some cases.
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Azalea has the resources you need:

The MIPS 2017 submission deadline is March 31, 2018! If you haven’t already submitted for your first year in MIPS, there is still time. Don’t get hit with a negative payment adjustment by not submitting your data – instead use this handy checklist as your submission guide!
This 7 step guide walks through:

1. Determining your track
2. Determining your MIPS eligibility & participation status
3. Determining if your participating as a group or individual
4. Pick your pace reporting options
5. Choosing your submission mechanism
6. Selecting your measures and activities
7. Recording, reporting & submitting your data

Attending upcoming tradeshows? So are we! Find us at these upcoming events:

Mar. 5-9 | HIMSS Annual Conference | Booth #3261 | Las Vegas, NV
Mar. 16-17 | 1st Annual Action Conference of the CSRA
Mar. 19-20 | National Association of Rural Health Clinics Annual Conference

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