IHANY Monthly Newsletter – September 2021
This Month’s Priorities
- Annual Wellness Visits (AWV): Our most recent performance indicates that as a CIN we are at 17% AWV (Claims paid through the end of May 2021). For 2021 we need to exceed 50%. To help move the dial and address patient education on AWV the IHANY team has developed a Medicare AWV Patient Education Document you can use. Click the image to the right. Brian will be sending out a follow up email with more details. REMINDER: 2021 CMS has determined that you can utilize telehealth to do an AWV. You can also do advance care planning (ACP) via telehealth and/or during an AWV. See the Population Health News section later in this notice for 2021 Medicare telehealth codes.
- CMS Reporting, Promoting Interoperability (PI): CMS released their 2021 Promoting Interoperability Guide, please review and let us know if you have any questions. Remember, each TIN in IHANY will need to report at least a 90 consecutive day period of data for PI directly to CMS (If your TIN doesn’t meet or apply for an exception from reporting PI). October 3, 2021 will start the last 90 day period of the performance year. Please run your EMR PI performance report this month so we can review and make corrections before October 3rd. Please contact Brian or James with any questions. See our education section for a recording of our PI webinar from August.
- GPRO preparation: Since April we have been providing live and recorded education in preparation for our annual GPRO audit which will begin in January. Before January we need to prepare and make sure that each practice has a designated resource to assist in the data abstraction and gap closure. We will hold a review of the material this fall and begin convene our GPRO workgroup in preparation of the abstraction. In the meantime the education is listed in our education section below.