Keet Health Inc announces the availability of its Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Guarantee for outpatient rehab therapists. MIPS is scheduled to go live by December 19, 2018, according to the company.
The MIPS Guarantee aims to make it easier for eligible clinicians to participate in MIPS by shielding providers and practices from downward payment adjustment thresholds under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) reimbursement program. In the event a reporting provider or practice receives a penalty under the CMS MIPS reimbursement program, the cost of Keet Outcomes and the annual fees associated with the Medicare submission are guaranteed by Keet Health Inc.
“At a time when the transition to value-based care (VBC) is picking up speed, the new MIPS eligibility for therapists offers an opportunity for our industry to develop the competencies needed to thrive in the new reimbursement landscape,” says Holly Taylor, vice president and general manager of Austin, Tex-based Keet Health Inc, in a media release.
Keet Outcomes enables clinicians to measure the quality of care delivered and provides intuitive tools to drive continuous quality improvement – competencies that are instrumental for the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care. The solution supports outpatient rehab therapists in meeting payor incentive program requirements associated with alternative payment models. This includes MIPS, which requires eligible clinicians to provide high-quality, efficient care that is supported by certified technology.
For the first time since the inception of MIPS, therapists will be eligible clinicians beginning in 2019. With Keet Outcomes, required data is automatically collected and submitted in a way that’s easy and convenient for patients, efficient for clinics, useful for providers, and actionable for management teams, the release continues.
Keet Outcomes is powered by Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare’s Rehab Outcomes Management System (Intermountain ROMS).
“The Intermountain ROMS team is excited to help power the Keet Outcomes solution. We are confident that Keet Outcomes combined with Intermountain ROMS will help clinicians make better clinical decisions, improve the patient experience, and allow practices to thrive,” states Stephen Hunter, PT, DPT, OCS, rehab services internal process control director at Intermountain Healthcare.
Keet Outcomes is designed to capture patient-reported outcomes, identify care improvement opportunities via analytics, and handle quality reporting so providers can focus on increasing the value of their patient interactions without adding administrative burden.
“While many clinical outcome registries look to measure the care provided, Keet is focused on providing a holistic solution to improve patient care, not just measure it,” Taylor adds, in the release. “We feel this is a natural progression of patient engagement and key to Keet’s overall strategy of helping clinicians move towards value-based care.”
Keet Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Clinicient Inc. For more information, visit Keet Health.
[Source(s): Keet Health Inc, PRWeb]