GastroenterologyMACRA & MIPS Solutions
Track Your Estimated MIPS Score, Get Personal MIPS Healthcare Coaching and Report to the GIQuIC Registry
To help you succeed, you’ll want robust technology that helps you demonstrate high quality and achieve higher scores on EHR use—without a massive reporting burden. With a distinguished track record in gastroenterology value-based care, including MIPS submissions, Meaningful Use attestations and PQRS reporting, Modernizing Medicine® Gastroenterology, formerly gMed®, has your back. Our gGastro® suite allows you to:
- Collect MIPS data during the exam in our easy-to-use gastroenterology EHR
- Track your estimated MIPS score in near-real time and adjust processes
- Benefit from our industry leadership in GI value-based care and EHR content
- See your progress on each reportable MIPS measure and category*
- Report to the GIQuIC gastroenterology registry
- Get one-on-one guidance from CMHP-Certified MIPS Advisors with gAdvisor™
- Engage patients with our patient kiosk and patient portal
*Information relating to our EHR certification, including certain costs and limitations, can be found here.
gGastro Knows Your Numbers
When it comes to your reimbursements and potential incentive payments, knowing what to expect is usually better than being surprised at the end of the year. That’s why our gGastro electronic health records (EHR) system and gGastro Endoscopy Report Writer (ERW) software come with a built-in gastroenterology MIPS scorecard for value-based healthcare.
You can track your estimated MIPS Composite Score in near-real time in gGastro, factoring in your personal scores in the following weighted performance categories: Quality, Advancing Care Information and Improvement Activities. When you know where you stand, you can be better equipped to make adjustments along the way and work towards achieving success in your MIPS CMS reporting.
Interested in using advanced tools to analyze your quality metrics and benchmark performance within the gGastro suite? Click here to learn more about our gInsights™ data analytics platform.
gGastro supports GIQuIC submission to let you easily submit data without having to upload files manually. By using GIQuIC as a clinical data registry, you may also be able to earn bonus points in the Promoting Interoperability (PI; formerly Advancing Care Information) category of MIPS.
- Report gastroenterology-specific quality measures
- Demonstrate participation in improvement activities (IAs)
- Choose whether to use gGastro or GIQuIC for the MIPS Quality, PI and IA categories
- Benchmark against peer providers
A Personal Touch: gAdvisor MIPS Support
Modernizing Medicine Gastroenterology’s gGastro suite already provides powerful value-based care tools, and gAdvisor provides the final piece of the puzzle: personal guidance to help you show strong performance compared to your peers.
How effective is our program?
Among 2017 gAdvisor Premium clients,
reported 80 points or more
reported more than 90 points
70 pts = exceptional performance threshold for 2017
Your practice’s CMHP-Certified MIPS Advisor will work with you to build your custom gastroenterology MIPS project plan and then help you execute it. They’ll also monitor your practice’s performance and workflows, helping you make adjustments as needed. The result? You can benefit from our experience while spending less time and resources on MIPS.
gAdvisor Offers Two Service Level Options:
We assist you with two MIPS performance categories:
- Promoting Interoperability
- Improvement Activities
Both options include:
- A CMHP-Certified gastroenterology MIPS Advisor
- One hour of MIPS preparation and goals training
- One checkpoint call per month (up to one hr each) with post-call summary
- Email support from your MIPS Advisor
- Remote submission assistance
We assist you with all three reportable MIPS categories:*
- Promoting Interoperability
- Improvement Activities
*Provided that you use gGastro eCQMs for your MIPS Quality reporting
What Are MACRA and MIPS?
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law on April 16, 2015. MACRA created the Quality Payment Program that includes the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, also known as MIPS.
MIPS combined the existing value-based care programs (Meaningful Use, PQRS and the Value-Based Modifier), plus one new component, into one system that rewards or penalizes clinicians based on how they perform compared to peers. Earn a 2018 MIPS Composite Score of 70 or more, and you may earn a positive adjustment of up to 5%. Score below the 15 point threshold, and you will get a negative adjustment of up to 5%.
CMS calculates your MIPS score based on four categories:
- Quality (replaces PQRS)
- Cost (replaces the Value-Based Modifier)
- Promoting Interoperability (replaces Meaningful Use; formerly called Advancing Care Information)
- Improvement Activities (introduced in 2017)
To learn more about MIPS and MACRA, visit CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP) site.
The Stakes Are High
The first MIPS adjustments will be awarded in 2019 based on 2017 performance, and by 2022, CMS plans to raise the stakes even further with a payment adjustment of up to 9%.
If you bill $1.5 million in Medicare in 2022, your MIPS score can decide whether you gain or lose up to
In this changing environment, having a leading EHR vendor like Modernizing Medicine Gastroenterology to help equip you with the right people, processes and technology can help you streamline value-based care reporting and work towards achieving MIPS success.
Here's What Your Peers Are Saying
Simon Cofrancesco, MD, GI North
“Before implementing gGastro, we had concerns about meeting MIPS. Once we became aware of gGastro’s capabilities, we became confident in our decision to switch EMR vendors. As we implement gGastro in our offices, the Modernizing Medicine Gastroenterology team is already proving to be a valuable asset to our business operations.”
Edward Jurkovic, DO, Digestive Disease Consultants
“gGastro plays a huge role in helping to simplify our MIPS reporting. Not only is the technology easy to use, but also Modernizing Medicine Gastroenterology’s customer service and MIPS teams have been instrumental. All our physicians got estimated scores of 95–97. I can focus more on my patients than I’ve been able to in years, and that makes us successful—we are full-time doctors again.”