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CMS-Voluntary Alignment

Voluntary Alignment is the process where Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries select, or “voluntarily align” with a primary clinician. Beginning in June 2017, beneficiaries can select their primary clinician on MyMedicare.gov. CMS believes voluntary alignment will strengthen beneficiaries’ engagement in their health care. CMS will use beneficiaries’ selections to hold ACOs responsible for the quality of beneficiaries’ care and overall medical costs. Please share the Beneficiary Fact Sheet with your Medicare –fee –for –service patients.... Learn More

MSSP 2017 Quality/Utilization Measures

Enclosed you will find the 2017 Quality, Utilization and CAPHS measures. Please note that the Medication Reconciliation measure has been changed to post-acute discharge within 30 days. In addition there are new utilization measures for imaging studies for low back pain, and ambulatory sensitive condition acute composite. Please monitor the completion and documentation of these measures as appropriate for your patients. 2017 is a year of transition for many practices as they upgrade their EMR. It will require careful collection of these measures for your patients. .... Learn More

MSSP and the Quality Payment Program (QPP)/ MACRA for Performance in Year 2017 affecting Payment in 2019

With 2017 being the first year of MACRA, many physician practices have questions. If you are participating in the Oakwood ACO MSSP program please read this attachment for answers to your questions. If you are not a participant of the Oakwood ACO MSSP program please go to the QPP.CMS.GOV for information.... Learn More

MSSP & AIM (Advanced Illness Management) Staff Change

Donna Mimikos RN, MBA, CCM has assumed the role of Director, Care Coordination. She will oversee the care coordinators for the MSSP and AIM team. These teams of care coordinators work with MSSP Beneficiaries. Their focus is with individuals who need guidance and support for complex medical issues that may be compounded by social, economic and or behavioral factors. To refer a beneficiary that may need their guidance please contact Donna Mimikos through email: donna.mimikos@beaumont.org, or  phone 313-586-5405.

COLOGUARD Is Now Covered By Medicare

Cologuard is intended for the qualitative detection of colorectal neoplasia associated DNA markers and for the presence of occult hemoglobin in human stool. A positive result may indicate the presence of colorectal cancer or advanced adenoma and should be followed by diagnostic colonoscopy. Cologuard is indicated to screen adults and is not a replacement for diagnostic colonoscopy or surveillance colonoscopy in high risk individuals. Our ACO
Colorectal Cancer Screening Quality measures for MSSP and Blue Cross need improvement. Please consider this option for your patients. Cologuard order form.pdf

Beaumont ACO MSSP Contacts

Lisa Burry RN, BSN, Program Coordinator,
email: lisa.burry@beaumont.org,
phone 313.586.5382.

Donna Mimikos RN, MBA, CCM, Director, Care Coordination,
email: donna.mimikos@beaumont.org,
phone 313.586.5405.

Other Useful Links:

  • NCQA
  • National Quality Forum (NQF)
  • Michigan Quality Improvement
  • PCMH - BCBSM 
  • PCMH - AHRQ
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