One hundred percent of Keet Inc clients submitting 2019 outcomes data through the company’s Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) have exceeded the performance threshold for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), making them eligible for a bonus on every Medicare Part B payment collected in 2021, the company announces.
Additionally, 98% of Keet Outcomes clients are recognized with Exceptional Performance scores, with clients earning an average 91.2 score and 24% earning a perfect 100-point score.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce our clients’ MIPS results. 2019 was the first year rehab providers were eligible for the MIPS program, and those choosing to voluntarily participate should be recognized for their contributions in demonstrating the value of physical therapy to the broader healthcare system.”
— Holly Tayor, President and General Manager, Keet
A Consolidated Mobile Platform
Keet is a consolidated mobile platform for patient engagement, outcomes collection, analysis, reporting, and MIPS submission for rehab therapists, designed to allow providers to assign automated care plans to decrease care variability and deliver consistent clinical results. The Keet platform provisions, scores and trends patient reported outcomes, allowing providers to adjust patient care plans during treatment to get better results for their patients, while simultaneously leveraging this data to meet MIPS quality reporting requirements, Keet explains in a media release.
Medicare is required to post provider MIPS scores on their website after their second MIPS performance year, using the same 5-star rating system currently used for hospitals and post-acute facilities. Providers who voluntarily participated in MIPS for the 2019 reporting year will be the first rehab providers to have their ratings published starting in 2021.
“While many in our industry tried to downplay the importance of the MIPS program, it’s clear that not only is it here to stay, it’s a critical first step in the transition to value-based care.
“While we have long predicted the transition from fee for service, the economic pressures on the healthcare system are accelerating that transition. The federal legislation that created the MIPS program mandates that Medicare reimburse all providers through value-based models no later than 2022, which means 2021 will be the last year rehab providers can voluntarily participate and develop the competencies they need to succeed. We are heavily invested in helping our clients navigate these changes and are passionate about elevating rehab therapists up the value chain by helping them to objectively demonstrate the high quality, cost efficient care they provide.”
— Holly Tayor
[Source(s): Keet Inc, PRWeb]