• 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:

  • Thursday, June 07, 2018 9:24 AM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    Beginning Monday, 7/10/2018, NGS will return to the provider any paper claim submitted with handwriting on the face of the claim that is not a signature field, (i.e., Items 12, 13, or 31). A notice will be attached to the front of the returned claim and you will need to submit a new claim.

    No more delays.


  • Wednesday, June 06, 2018 8:52 AM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    Parent information fact sheet from NYS Health Foundation. 

    Click here to download.

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:00 PM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    On 4/2/2018, CMS started mailing new Medicare cards with the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) to all people with Medicare and will continue to mail

    On 4/2/2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) started mailing new Medicare cards with the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) to all people with Medicare and will continue to mail new Medicare cards in phases by geographic location. This means that some of your patients may have already received their new Medicare card containing the MBI.

    If you are currently registered with NGSConnex, our free, secure internet portal you will be able to login and use the MBI Lookup Tool to obtain your patient's MBI, if CMS has mailed them their new Medicare card. To use this new self-service tool in NGSConnex, you will be required to validate using reCaptcha software and also you will need to enter the following search criteria:

    • Patient Last Name
    • Patient First Name
    • Patient Date of Birth
    • Patient Social Security Number
    • NPI

    We encourage you to watch this three-minute video, to learn more about the MBI Lookup Tool available in NGSConnex.

    If you are not already a registered NGSConnex user, we strongly encourage you to register now and take advantage of all the time money and time saving features NGSConnex has to offer.

  • Monday, May 21, 2018 10:30 AM | Carol Burke (Administrator)

    This is a reminder that health care providers are invited to sign up for one of the Schedule Loss of Use Informational Webinars taking place this Wednesday, May 23.

    The Board's Medical Director and Senior Policy Advisor, Elain Sobol Berger, MD, JD will provide training on the 2018 Impairment Guidelines' approach to assessing SLU permanent impairment. Case studies will demonstrate how to apply the SLU principles and objective criteria in making an SLU determination.

    There will be two webinars, so you can register for the time that works best for you. Each webinar will last approximately one hour and will include time for questions and answers. 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.

    Register

    Wednesday, May 23, 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Register here

    Wednesday, May 23, 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Register here

    More information

    We will be sending an announcement on May 24 when the recorded version of this webinar is available on the Board's website at http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/hcpp/ImpairmentGuidelines/ImpGuideOverview.jsp.

    As part of the 2017 executive budget, Workers’ Compensation law §15(3)(x) required the Workers' Compensation Board to implement new Permanency Impairment Guidelines for Schedule Loss of Use (SLU) evaluations. The new 2018 SLU Guidelines took effect January 1, 2018.

    For more information on the Schedule Loss of Use Guidelines, please see Subject No. 046-1011. The enabling regulation is set forth at 12 NYCRR 325-1.6, and is also available at the Board's website.

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:22 PM | Carol Burke (Administrator)
    On Wednesday, May 23, the Campaign for New York Health invites the community to a Town Hall to learn about and discuss The New York Health Act, a bill before the state legislature that would provide comprehensive, universal health coverage for every New Yorker, paid for on the basis of income.

    Our community forum will include a panel of stakeholders and experts including Assemblyman Harry Bronson, Family medicine physicians Dr. Alicia Bell, Dr. Amy Potter, and Dr. Scott Hartman, and for-profit insurance system survivor Kristi Reisch.

     Join us to discuss next steps toward implementing healthcare reform that ensures quality care for all. Find out what you can do to help now and in the future to establish health care as a human right. 

    When: Wednesday, May 23, 6 pm 

    Where: First Universalist Church, 150 South Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY

    RSVP
    : https://www.nyhcampaign.org/mikeaschneider/rochester_for_new_york_health_town_hall 

    Achieving health equity in NYS requires direct political pressure on our elected representatives. Thus, the Campaign for New York Health will have buses leaving for Albany on Tuesday, 6/5 to rally and lobby for healthcare as a human right at the state capitol. Transportation to Albany, breakfast, and training will be provided. Please RSVP at https://www.nyhcampaign.org/lobbyday2018.

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