Reducing the Administrative Burden on ACOs
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) will have new reporting requirements beginning in 2021.
The new rule changes are designed to help reduce reporting burdens and improve patient outcomes. In fact, these changes impact both the kind of data reported to CMS, and the manner in which the data is submitted.
This new pathway is designed to align with the MIPS Value Pathway (MVP) framework when it is implemented. Under this pathway, ACOs will be able to partner with CMS Qualified Registries to meet their data reporting needs. For some, there may be some significant advantages in doing so.
Here’s how the rules break down
CMS will end the Web Interface data submission method for ACOs, beginning with the 2022 performance period. The final rule allows for a one-year transition period in the 2021 performance year.
During the transition, ACOs will have the option to continue to report just as they did for 2020, or to use a Qualified Registry for reporting purposes.
Here’s the details
CMS has adopted the following schedule to implement the new reporting requirements for ACOs:
For the 2021 performance year, ACOs will be able to choose to actively report either the 10 measures under the CMS Web Interface or the 3 eCQM/MIPS CQM measures designated under the APP Measure set via a CMS Qualified Registry.
In addition, ACOs must field the CAHPS for MIPS Survey and CMS will calculate 2 measures using administrative claims data.
The most forward looking of these entities will bring a partner onboard with the experience and tools necessary to create a reporting infrastructure for the future and to determine which is the best approach for 2021.
Here’s the advantage to using a Qualified Registry
Qualified Registries, like ReportingMD, can reduce the administrative burden associated with data reporting requirements. ReportingMD also provides the analytic tools necessary to help make informed decisions on how best to improve quality of care for patients.
Leveraging powerful technology, ReportingMD can simplify the regulatory burden and pinpoint clinical quality across the entire care continuum.
Combining data from multiple sources
Many organizations face data collection challenges. Some organizations are only using claims data, giving decision makers and clinicians only half the quality picture. ReportingMD bridges that information gap and brings clinical, claims, social and other disparate data sources together into one system, providing a 360-degree view.
Know your performance
Our tools allow you to manage, track and optimize your quality performance. ReportingMD’s Total Outcome Management (TOM) solution provides the ability to monitor performance at the ACO, TIN and clinician level. With drill-down capabilities to the individual patient encounter, TOM provides actionable insight as close to the time of care as possible.
Top-performing organizations use TOM to close costly care-gaps and manage at-risk patients in their population.
Reliable data reporting
Managing the technological and regulatory requirements of data reporting can impose an administrative hurdle for even the best-staffed organizations. ReportingMD boasts a 99.9% reporting accuracy rate and a helpful team of healthcare data experts – we do the work, so you can focus on patients.
Thousands of providers trust ReportingMD for our rock-solid technology, un-matched accuracy and dedication to helping you provide the best patient experience possible.