ESCOs and QPs: Of Right Hands and Lefts
In an article for Acumen Physician Solutions, Dr. Terry Ketchersid illuminates the benefits of participating in an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) and the frustration of the discrepancy in Qualifying Participants status between the MIPS Participation Status website and the Qualifying APM Participant (QP) Look-up Tool. The 1,200-plus eligible clinicians on the participant lists for those ESCOs are excluded from MIPS in 2017 and will collect the 5% AAPM incentive in 2019. So, what does this have to do with left and right hands? Read more.
Terry Ketchersid, MD, MBA, practiced nephrology for 15 years before spending the past seven years at Acumen focused on the Health IT needs of nephrologists. He currently holds the position of Chief Medical Officer for the Integrated Care Group at Fresenius Medical Care North America where he leverages his passion for Health IT to problem solve the coordination of care for the complex patient population served by the enterprise.