• Monday, July 16, 2018 12:35 PM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    There are still spaces available in the upcoming Paid Family Leave webinars for health care providers.

    As a health care provider, you play a critical role in certifying medical documentation in a timely manner and raising awareness of Paid Family Leave among your patients and their families.

    This presentation will provide an overview of Paid Family Leave and health care providers' role in the process, and point you to some helpful resources. There will be time at the end for questions and answers as well.

    Register

    Tuesday, July 31, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Register here

    Tuesday, August 7, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Register here

    When you click 'Register here', you will be taken to a general information page. You must click 'Register' on the bottom of that page to sign up.

    More Information is Available

    Complete details on Paid Family Leave are available at ny.gov/PaidFamilyLeave, including request forms and downloadable guides specifically for health care providers.

    You can also call the Paid Family Leave Helpline at (844) 337-6303, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for more information or assistance.

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:03 AM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    Quality Payment ProgramTo access the Quality Payment Program Portal, you’ll need your EIDM User ID and Password. Once logged in, you can:

    • Submit your MIPS performance data
    • Access your 2017 MIPS final score
    • View your 2017 MIPS performance feedback
    • Request a targeted review for your 2017 MIPS final score and 2019 payment adjustment

    Creating an EIDM Account

    CMS has established the EIDM system to provide clinicians and practices with a single User ID that can be used to access one or more CMS Applications.

    How to Obtain an EIDM Account

    If you do not have an EIDM account, navigate to the CMS Enterprise Portal and select ‘New User Registration’ to create one. The following information is required for registration:

    • Application Name
    • Application Role
    • Organization Legal Business Name, Address, and Phone Number
    • Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and corresponding individual Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN)

    Your organization or CMS can help you identify the information needed for your application.

    Once you complete your EIDM account registration, you will receive an e-mail acknowledging your successful account creation with your EIDM User ID. Use your unique EIDM User ID and Password to login to the Quality Payment Program Portal.

    For More Information:


  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:19 AM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    MCMS Executive Director Christopher Bell to speak on "Provider Vitality."

    Click to register

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  • Tuesday, July 03, 2018 9:04 AM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    The CMS Data Element Library Webinar

    • Title: CMS Data Element Library
    • Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    • Time: 1-2 p.m. ET
    Event Registration: https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms/index.jsp?seid=1083

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar to provide information on and discuss features of the recently launched Data Element Library (DEL).

    Topics include:

    • A review of the IMPACT Act
    • Standardization and Interoperability
    • DEL
    • DEL demonstration

    The audio portion of this webinar will be broadcast through the web. You can listen to the presentation through your computer speakers. If you cannot hear audio through your computer speakers, please contact CMSQualityTeam@ketchum.com.

    Dial in numbers for the Q&A portion over the phone will be published during the webinar.

  • Tuesday, July 03, 2018 8:43 AM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    Billing Manual 6.26.2018.PDF

    The information contained in the billing manual, subject to required State and Federal approvals, reflects the billing structures for the Children’s System Transformation scheduled to begin on January 1, 2019. TBD Billing criteria will be updated by the State. Future updates will only supplement current information, not change what is already in place.

    Please use this manual to begin preparation of your claiming systems. 

    A supplemental billing manual, New York State Children’s Health and Behavioral Health (BH) Services – Children’s Medicaid System Transformation Guidance for the Transitional Period, will be released shortly that will include guidance on transitional billing procedures, including transitional billing procedures for waiver providers that will transition to Health Home rates and for HCBS services that will transition to State Plan services after January 1, 2019.

  • Monday, July 02, 2018 10:32 AM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    You can access your performance feedback and final score by:

    • Going to the Quality Payment Program website
    • Logging in using your Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) credentials; these are the same EIDM credentials that allowed you to submit your MIPS data

      If you don’t have an EIDM account, refer to this guide and start the process now

      In the coming weeks, we’ll provide additional guidance to help walk through how to review your feedback and to assist in answering your questions.

      Please note: The final performance year for the Value-Based Modifier and Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) programs was 2016; therefore, CMS will no longer provide PQRS Feedback Reports or Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs). The final reports under these programs were provided in September 2017 and remain available for download through the end of this year.  

      MIPS Eligible Clinicians Participating in Medicare Shared Savings Program or Next Generation ACOs
    If you participated in a MIPS Alternative Payment Model (APM) in 2017, specifically in a Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) or Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO), your performance feedback is now available to your ACO (APM Entity) via the Quality Payment Program website.  Participant TINs in Shared Savings Program will be able to log into the Quality Payment Program website directly to access final performance feedback. Participants in Next Generation ACOs will need to request feedback from a representative (such as a security official) within their APM Entity.

    Please note:  Because all clinicians in the Next Generation ACO Model were Qualifying APM participants, performance feedback for the 2017 performance year will not be provided.

    Under the MIPS APM Scoring Standard, the performance feedback, accessible to the APM Entity, will be based on the APM Entity score and is applicable to all MIPS eligible clinicians within the APM Entity group. This feedback and score does not have any impact on the Shared Savings Program or Next Generation ACOs’ quality assessment.

    Questions?  If you have questions about your performance feedback or MIPS final score, please contact the Quality Payment Program by: 
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:10 AM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    Monroe County has consolidated opioid-related web content -- Health, Law Enforcement (in progress), training, general overview -- in one website:

    https://www.monroecounty.gov/opioids/


  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:38 AM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    Dear Friend,

    Common Ground Health, working in partnership with the public health directors in each of our nine Finger Lakes counties,* is conducting an important health survey. I am writing to ask for your help.  

    We are gathering health stories from as many residents of our region as possible in order to learn more about our region’s health-related needs and help our county health departments develop strategies for addressing public health priorities. Please tell us your story through the survey below and then share the link with family, friends and colleagues. The survey will take 15 to 20 minutes of your time. 

    You can complete the survey anonymously, or enter your name and email for a chance to win a $500 gift card to a local supermarket or gas station. **

    To begin the survey in English, click here: MyHealthStory2018.com. For Spanish, follow this link: MiHistoriadeSalud2018.com.

    I can’t thank you enough,

    Trilby

    Trilby de Jung

    CEO

    *Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties

    **Survey participation is not required to enter the drawing. See official rules here.

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 11:38 AM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    Complimentary Webinar from Garfunkel Wild, PC Attorneys at Law

    "Right to Try" Act: What you need to know

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

    On May 30, 2018, a new Federal "right to try" act became effective which gives patients with life-threatening conditions the right to use experimental medications without the approval of the Food and Drug Administration. This new Federal law impacts Hospitals, Physicians, Drug Manufacturers and Patients. Join us as we explore the consequences and questions of this new law.

    Speakers:

    Andrew E. Blustein

                                                                                     Vice Chairman

    Lara Jean Ancona

    Partner

      Stacey P. Klein

           Associate

    Click Here To Register

    Registration is limited. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • Monday, June 18, 2018 9:42 AM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    CMS has discovered an issue with the 2018 Quality performance category specialty measure sets within the updated “Explore Measures” tool on the Quality Payment Program website. They have temporarily removed the 2018 Quality performance category measures from this tool to improve the accuracy of the specialty measure sets. They will send a notification when the issue is resolved.

    In the meantime, please visit the 2018 QPP Resource Library on CMS.gov to view additional details on the 2018 Quality measures. You can download the Claims and Registry Measures, Web Interface Measures, and Quality Measure Specifications Supporting Documents to learn more.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Quality Payment Program Service Center by:

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