Posted On: August 16, 2021
Series 3 of 4
Switching EHR (Electronic Health Record) software vendors can be expensive and stressful. Users need to be trained on the software, electronic devices need to be integrated, patient data needs to be transferred from your former software, learning curves must be overcome, and everything must be accomplished with minimal impact to patients and scheduling. During this hectic time, your MIPS score for the year might be the furthest thing from your mind. However, if you are not properly prepared when it comes time to report your MIPS data to CMS, the repercussions can be devastating from both a financial and stress level standpoint.
In this four-part series, Clinical Quality Experts provides important tips for each of the four MIPS performance categories when planning to switch EHR software vendors. This is the third part of the series: the Improvement Activities Category.
Switching EHR software vendors requires a significant outlay of work and effort. This is also true of your Improvement Activities (IA). If you are switching EHR vendors, consider choosing Improvement Activities that can coincide with that endeavor. Once you have decided on your IAs, read through the data validation requirements and document your IAs while implementing the corresponding aspects of the new EHR. Here are some ideas for the 2021 MIPS Performance Year:
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