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Video: Criterions Text Check-In

The social distancing protocols of today make it hard to see patients quickly and efficiently. In order to help your practice decrease contact in the waiting room and reduce patient wait time, we have developed new Text Check-In functionalities.

Watch the video below to see how Text Check-In can benefit your practice!

If you are interested in a free, custom demo of Criterions Text Check-In, complete the form here.

MIPS Requirements for 2020

MIPS Requirements for 2020

2020 is coming to an end, but before the year is over, there are a few MIPS requirements that must be addressed. Please determine the correct course of action for your practice as soon as possible, as these requirements are time sensitive. As always, Criterions is happy to assist with guidance on these requirements, but only CMS can give definitive client specific clarifications.

By the end of the 2020 calendar year the following MIPS items MUST be completed:

Security Risk Analysis

A completed security risk analysis. The CMS issued tool can be found here.

Improvement Activities

Documenting and/or updating completed Improvement Activities. A full list can be found here.

Hardship Exemptions

Hardship Exemptions exist for practices under strain due to COVID, practice size, rural locations and other issues. Information about exceptions can be found here.

Hardship Exception Application must be completed by February 1, 2021.

Video: Criterions Patient Portal

Are you looking for ways to alleviate staff workload and expedite the intake process at your practice? In this short, informative video, you will learn about tools and features in the Criterions Patient Portal that will help you do just that!

If you are interested in a free, custom demo of the Criterions Patient Portal, complete the form here.

2020 To Do List

2020 To Do List

As the final quarter of 2020 approaches, practices should take action on time-sensitive programs that will impact reimbursement in the future. Below is our "2020 To Do List" with details outlining the steps you need to take to achieve each item.

Check Your MIPS Numbers

October marks the last quarter that practices can begin to achieve compliance for certain MIPS categories in 2020:
Confirm submission method - If you submitted via registry in the past, and plan to submit via eCQMS, or are considering submitting through a registry for 2020, make sure you understand the allowed measures, costs, and outcomes.
• Practices should run their Promoting Interoperability and MU3 – Clinical Quality Measures reports every month to ensure practice is meeting requirements.
• Complete your Security Risk Analysis.
• Document progress on Improvement Activities.

For more information, read the MIPS 2020 and Criterions blog post.

Register for PAMA

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) currently requires all providers to use a Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (“CDSM”) to electronically validate advanced imaging orders using approved online guidelines. On January 1, 2021, imaging centers will not be reimbursed for orders that do not include this information so it is vital that ordering physicians be able to perform the validation without impacting their workflow.

Learn how to meet the AUC validation requirements under PAMA here. 

Purchase NYC and NY State Immunization Interface

With changes to MIPS, practices are now required to have live bidirectional interfaces with NYCIR and NYSIIS.

Why practices need it:
• These interfaces send immunizations for Adults and Children to the respective registry electronically in the new MIPS format.
• The old interface is no longer valid with new rules.
• Practices without the electronic interface cannot attest on MIPS for submitting to a public registry. This will affect MIPS compliance.
• Practices not in NYC must purchase a NYSIIS interface for immunizations for Adults and Children.
• Practices in NYC must purchase a NYC CIR interface for immunizations for Adults and Children.
• This MIPS interface sends the immunizations administered, as well as retrieves the patients current immunizations already administered by other physicians from the registry.

Contact support@criterions.com to purchase.

If you have any questions about the 2020 To Do List, fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch:

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