Preparing for an APM: What You Need to Know

Interested in a higher payment adjustment & lighter reporting burden in 2018? Did You Know? Advanced Alternative Payment Models offer the greatest potential for revenue under the QPP. Benefits to ECs include: Relief from MIPS reporting & scoring requirements Lighter reporting burden … Continued

CMS Releases QPP Proposed Rule for 2019

Proposed changes for QPP Year 3 aim to decrease clinician burden, prioritize outcomes, and increase EHR interoperability. CMS released the first look at the proposed Quality Payment Program Year 3 rule yesterday. The 1,473 page proposed rule includes “historic changes” … Continued

Telligen Client Recognized for Connected Care 

Brookings Chiropractic Center, a Telligen Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Center client in Brookings, SD, recently achieved the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Patient-Centered Connected Care Recognition. This recognition is awarded to practices that provide outpatient care, but do not act … Continued

What is Value-Based Reimbursement & How Can Doctors Succeed?

What is Value-Based Reimbursement? Although value-based reimbursement is a complex subject, the end goal is straight-forward: rewarding providers for the quality of care provided, versus the number and type of procedures. In short, value-based reimbursement promotes ways to change clinician … Continued

Beginners Guide to Value-Based Healthcare Reimbursement Models

In recent years we’ve seen a notable reduction in the growth of Medicare spending compared to prior decades, both overall and per beneficiary. This reduction can be partially attributed to policy changes, such as adoption of new healthcare reimbursement models (aka pay-for-performance … Continued

QPP Submission Made Simple With New System

Eligible clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program can begin submitting their performance data using a new system available on the QPP website. The new submission system is an improvement from earlier systems, which required EC’s to submit data on … Continued

Evaluating CMS’ Bundled Payment Initiative

Telligen program evaluators, Dr. Christine LaRocca and Lindsay (Kirsch) Kaatz, are included in the list of authors for a recently released CMS annual report evaluating the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative. What is the BPCI? The BPCI Initiative … Continued

Driving Federal Health IT Innovation

This week is National Health IT Week, a time to recognize the benefits information technology brings to the U.S. health care system. As a long-standing health IT provider, Telligen’s expertise lies in the development of user-friendly applications that support federal quality reporting, … Continued

Telligen Awarded Large Support Services Task Order from CMS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has named Telligen, in collaboration with prime contractor IMPAQ International and E4Enterprise, as recipients of a five-year, $34.8M task order, to provide customer support services to clinicians participating in the Merit-Based Payment … Continued

How One Employee-Owner is Improving Care Transitions

The work of Telligen’s Brianna Gass, MPH, Quality Improvement Manager, appears in the September issue of The Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety. The editorial and published manuscript titled, Optimizing Care Transitions: Adapting Evidence Based Informed Solutions to … Continued