2020 Medicare physician fee schedule changes and value-based care

Susie BaficoChronic Care Management, MIPS, Value-based Care

In early November 2019, CMS finalized their 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule rule. CMS has set in motion changes that will affect value-based care over the next several years. The final rule addresses future changes for MIPS, including the introduction of MIPS Value Pathways for 2021, chronic care management code changes, and the revised structure for E&M codes. We are … Read More

MIPS and MACRA About Transformation

Stephanie GingerMIPS, Value-based Care

During its recent conference, ACCC provided an update regarding MIPS and MACRA. The well attended session featured a cross section of panelists including Sibel Blau, MD, Northwest Medical Specialties, Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Andrew Furlow, Hogan Lovells US LLP, and Stephen S. Grubbs, MD, FASCO, American Society of Clinical Oncology. The discussion started with … Read More

Navigating Care is now 2015 Edition Certified

Stephanie GingerMIPS, Value-based Care

This certification qualifies MIPS Eligible Providers (EPs) and hospitals utilizing Navigating Care to meet MIPS ACI and Meaningful Use Stage 3 requirements. We are excited to offer our partners another important tool to succeed in value-based care. “Navigating Cancer is committed to developing technologies that enable providers to deliver better care and ensure they succeed in the transition to value-based … Read More

Participating in MIPS? Here are some things to keep in mind.

Stephanie LinMIPS, Value-based Care

On November 2nd CMS released the MACRA final rule for 2018. It’s 1,653 pages long. If you haven’t had a chance to dig into it, here are a few things to think about. Also, if you’re interested in a deeper dive into MACRA – watch a recent webinar Navigating Cancer hosted. Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 – … Read More

Does your EMR really do it all? Here are three reasons to consider a patient relationship management platform.

Stephanie GingerMIPS, Patient Engagement, Patient Relationship Management

As the pioneer in patient relationship management, we have long advocated for putting the patient at the center of their care. We also believe that technology plays an important role, as cancer care becomes more complex and the number of stakeholders increases. Care teams need a digital platform that easily facilitates coordinated care to quickly and consistently manage patients when … Read More

Join us for a webinar: Impact of the 2018 MACRA Final Rule

Stephanie GingerMIPS, Value-based Care

UPDATED: If you missed this webinar, there is a recording now available. ORIGINAL POST: Join us for a webinar where we will go through how the final 2018 MACRA rule could impact you. We will break down how your composite MIPS score will be calculated, what you should be aware of today and what you can do moving forward to … Read More

Easily Reach Patient Populations with Batch Messaging

Stephanie GingerMIPS, Patient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

While secure messaging is a common feature for many portals, Navigating Cancer offers a great way to reach entire patient populations in just a few clicks. With Batch Messaging, practices can send preventive care reminders to multiple patients, generate notifications for specific patient groups, deliver announcements, request patient feedback and more. Batch messaging is not only an efficient way to … Read More

Do you know how MACRA will impact you?

Stephanie LinMIPS, Value-based Care

CMS recently issued its MACRA final rule, which has some updated and new implications for clinics in 2018. Here’s an overview of what has changed: If you would like to learn more about how Navigating Cancer can help position you for success in value-based care, contact us today!

Navigating Cancer’s Official Comments on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)


To:        Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Date:    November 17th, 2015 Re:     Comments on the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information Regarding Implementation of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, Promotion of Alternative Payment Models, and Incentive Payments for Participation in Eligible Alternative Payment Models
 Navigating Cancer is a HITECH-certified, modular EHR vendor that … Read More