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Tuesday Updates

February 16, 2021


The MedChi CTO would like to highlight our Q1 Practice Meetings that are ending this week (2/1 – 2/18).  Please be on the lookout for follow-up emails and additional communication from the CTO.


See below for additional details regarding other program updates.


Updates from the PMO:

Program Deadlines

  • eCQM Reporting: Open now through March 31st (In CRISP ULP)
  • 2020 Financial Reporting: Open now through March 31st (In CMS Enterprise Portal)\

MedChi CTO Update

  1. Q1 Practice Meetings (February 1st – 18th)     
    We look forward to meeting with more practices this week.    
    If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Andrea (amullin@medchi.org).

  2. iPrescribe  
    iPrescribe is available for free e-prescribing until 2022.  Enrollment is easy and you can get started by downloading the iPrescribe app.  We highly encourage any providers who do not have the ability to e-prescribe to utilize this free tool.   

    To learn more, visit https://www.iprescribe.com/ or email Andrea (amullin@medchi.org).

  3. SBIRT Stipend  
    We have an opportunity for our practices to utilize Mosaic Group's services to implement Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).  It is completely free and very easy to work with Mosaic Group, and SBIRT meets MDPCP's Behavioral Health Integration Requirement.  You can receive a $1000 stipend to incorporate SBIRT into your practice, but this opportunity will only available through the end of June.   

     If you are interested in working with Mosaic Group, please email Andrea (amullin@medchi.org) to discuss this opportunity.

  4. Remote Patient Monitoring Opportunities  
    The MedChi CTO has partnered with several companies to provide health management technology to MDPCP Patients.  Please see the attached RPM Offerings document and the graphic below to see which of these opportunities would be the best fit for your patients

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If you are interested in learning more, please email Andrea (amullin@medchi.org).  

MDPCP Updates

  1. eCQM Reporting – Start Reporting Early!       
    Quality Measure Reporting is open in CRISP ULP through March 31st.  You can submit this data in the “2020 eCQM” tab (for manual entry) or the CAliPR tab (for QRDA III files) in your Unified Landing Page. We encourage you to report at a practice level, but you can report under individual NPIs if that is preferred.

    If you have questions or concerns, please email Daphne at dbrannon@medchi.org.       
    When you submit your quality measures, please let us know by emailing cto@medchi.org.

    *For more information, please see the attached eCQM Reporting Guide

  2. 2020 Financial Reporting – Start Reporting Early!     
    Financial Reporting is open in the CMS Enterprise Portal through March 31st.  All practices must complete 2020 Financial Reporting.  It is important to begin the reporting process early to avoid last-minute technology or data complications.

    The CTO is happy to meet with you, so please email cto@medchi.org to schedule a virtual meeting.

    *For more information, please see the attached PY 2020 Financial Reporting Guide

COVID-19 Updates

  1. Vaccine Tracking Service for Practices   
    CRISP has just announced a Vaccine Tracking Service.  Through linking practices’ patient rosters, vaccination, and claims data, users can:
    - View real-time vaccination status for all patients and segment their patient population by age and chronic conditions to prioritize unvaccinated patients most at risk.   
    - Track patient outreach efforts through free text notes   
    * Identify partially vaccinated patients to ensure they complete the vaccination regimen

    hMetrix and CRS is holding one more upcoming webinar on how to use the COVID-19 vaccine tracking service for practices.  Note if you have already attended one of these webinars, all of them cover the same material, so you do not need to attend another webinar.  These webinars will also be recorded and made available to eligible users.  

    We encourage you to sign up for the final session using the link here or in the Additional Webinars section below: Friday, February 26th (10AM)

  2. Monoclonal Antibody Referral
    Referrals to infusion sites for monoclonal antibodies are now available to be sent through CRISP!  As of Thursday, 1/21, all providers with CRISP ULP access now have the "Referrals" tab to make referrals to infusion sites.

Upcoming Webinars


  1. COVID-19 Webinars - Weekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit                 
    Wednesday, February 17th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update   
    Wednesday, February 24th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update

  2. Additional Webinars       
    Tuesday, February 23rd (12-12:30PM) CRISP Office Hours  
    Friday, February 26th (10AM) Vaccine Tracking Service Webinar


February 9, 2021


The MedChi CTO would like to highlight our Q1 Practice Meetings that are now taking place (2/1 – 2/18).  We have had productive meetings so far and look forward to meeting with all of you over the next few weeks!  We would also like to share the new Vaccine Tracking Service for practices made available by CRISP which is described in the COVID-19 Updates section below.


See below for additional details regarding other program updates.


Updates from the PMO:

Program Deadlines

  • eCQM Reporting: Open now through March 31st (In CRISP ULP)
  • 2020 Financial Reporting: Open now through March 31st (In CMS Enterprise Portal)

MedChi CTO Update

  1. Q1 Practice Meetings (February 1st – 18th)
    We look forward to meeting with more practices over the next two weeks.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Andrea (amullin@medchi.org).

  2. 2021 Practice Information Form *Action Required
    We are still missing responses from 12 practices.  If you have not yet done so, please fill out this form for 2021.  The contact information provided will be used to communicate upcoming deadlines, program updates and share program resources.  The MedChi CTO wants to be sure we are getting this important information where it needs to go.

    Practice Information Form

MDPCP Updates

  1. Q1 Payment and Attribution
    Quarter 1 Payment and Attribution was updated on 1/29 in the CMS Enterprise Portal (MDPCP Portal).  Please verify the payment amount in the portal matches what you have received in your bank account.   

    As a reminder, please download your new attributed beneficiary list and review any changes to your MDPCP patient population.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

  2. eCQM Reporting – Start Reporting Early!
    Quality Measure Reporting is open in CRISP ULP through March 31st.  Please run a 2020 (12-month) report and capture the numerator, denominator and possible exclusions for both CMS 122 and CMS 165.  It is important to begin the reporting process early to avoid last-minute technology or data complications.  You can submit this data in the “2020 eCQM” tab (for manual entry) or the CAliPR tab (for QRDA III files) in your Unified Landing Page.  We encourage you to report at a practice level, but you can report under individual NPIs if that is preferred.

    If you have questions or concerns, please email Daphne at
    dbrannon@medchi.org.
    When you submit your quality measures, please let us know by emailing cto@medchi.org.

    *For more information, please see the attached eCQM Reporting Guide

  3. 2020 Financial Reporting – Start Reporting Early!   
    Financial Reporting is open in the CMS Enterprise Portal through March 31st.  All practices must complete 2020 Financial Reporting.  It is important to begin the reporting process early to avoid last-minute technology or data complications.

    Please review the attached guide and email
    cto@medchi.org if you have any questions or would like assistance.

    *For more information, please see the attached PY 2020 Financial Reporting Guide

COVID-19 Updates

  1. Vaccine Tracking Service for Practices *New 
    CRISP has just announced a Vaccine Tracking Service.  Through linking practices’ patient rosters, vaccination, and claims data, users can:
    • View real-time vaccination status for all patients and segment their patient population by age and chronic conditions to prioritize unvaccinated patients most at risk.
    • Track patient outreach efforts through free text notes
      • Identify partially vaccinated patients to ensure they complete the vaccination regimen  

      hMetrix and CRS are holding three webinars on how to use the COVID-19 vaccine tracking service for practices. Note all these webinars will cover the same materials, be recorded, and made available to eligible users.

      We encourage you to sign up for a session using one of the links found here or in the COVID-19 Webinars section below:
      Wednesday, February 10th (1PM)
      Tuesday, February 16th (3PM)
      Friday, February 26th (10AM)

  2. Monoclonal Antibody Referral
    Referrals to infusion sites for monoclonal antibodies are now available to be sent through CRISP!  As of Thursday, 1/21, all providers with CRISP ULP access now have the "Referrals" tab to make referrals to infusion sites.

Upcoming Webinars

  1. COVID-19 Webinars - Weekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit
    Wednesday, February 10th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update  
    Wednesday, February 17th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update

  2. Vaccine Tracking Service Webinar
    You only need to attend one webinar; they will be presenting the same information 
    Wednesday, February 10th (1PM) Vaccine Tracking Service Webinar 
    Tuesday, February 16th (3PM) Vaccine Tracking Service Webinar  
    Friday, February 26th (10AM) Vaccine Tracking Service Webinar

  3. Additional Webinars     
    Thursday, February 11th (5-6PM) Intro to SBIRT with Mosaic Group    
    Thursday, February 11th (5-6PM) Balancing Work and Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic


February 2, 2021


Q1 Practice Meetings are now taking place (2/1 – 2/18).  We look forward to meeting with all of you over the next few weeks! If you have not already, please use the Sign Up button below to select a time for a 1-on-1 meeting with the MedChi CTO.


See below for additional details regarding other program updates.


Updates from the PMO:

Program Deadlines


  • eCQM Reporting:  Open now through March 31st (In CRISP ULP)
  • 2020 Financial Reporting:  Open now through March 31st (In CMS Enterprise Portal)

MedChi CTO Update

  1. Q1 Practice Meetings *Action Required (February 1st – 18th)
    Individual practice meetings with the MedChi CTO are now being held (February 1st through February 18th).  Please be sure to sign up for your preferred time slot using the Sign Up button below.  This will be an extremely important and informative meeting and we ask that you make this one of your priorities. The meeting will be an individual, virtual meeting and both provider and staff are invited to join.

    Please click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet:  

    Sign Up  

    After you sign up for a meeting time, a calendar invite will be sent to you with a meeting link.  

    If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Andrea.

  2. 2021 Practice Information Form *Action Required      
    We are still missing responses from 12 practices.  If you have not yet done so, please fill out this form for 2021.  The contact information provided will be used to communicate upcoming deadlines, program updates and share program resources.  The MedChi CTO wants to be sure we are getting this important information where it needs to go.

MDPCP Updates

  1. Q1 Payment and Attribution *New
    Quarter 1 Payment and Attribution has been uploaded in the CMS Enterprise Portal (MDPCP Portal).  Please verify the payment amount in the portal matches what you have received in your bank account.

    As a reminder, please download your new attributed beneficiary list and review any changes to your MDPCP patient population.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

  2. Updated PY2021 Payment Methodologies *New 
    CMS has made some slight updates to the PY2021 Payment Methodologies document you can find attached to this email or download here.

    These changes include:  
    - The addition of some codes that count towards attribution  
    - An update to the way HCC scores are determined (footnote on page 21)

  3. eCQM Reporting    

    Quality Measure Reporting is open in CRISP ULP through March 31st.  Please run a 2020 (12-month) report and capture the numerator, denominator and possible exclusions for both CMS 122 and CMS 165.  You can submit this data in the “2020 eCQM” tab (for manual entry) or the CAliPR tab (for QRDA III files) in your Unified Landing Page.  We encourage you to report at a practice level, but you can report under individual NPIs if that is preferred.  If you have questions or concerns, please email Daphne.
    *For more information, please see the attached eCQM Reporting Guide

  4. 2020 Financial Reporting    

    Financial Reporting is open in the CMS Enterprise Portal through March 31st.  All practices must complete 2020 Financial Reporting.  Please review the attached guide and email cto@medchi.org if you have any questions or would like assistance.
    *For more information, please see the attached PY 2020 Financial Reporting Guide

  5. MDPCP Buddy Program Reminder  
    Practices who completed the Buddy Program survey by January 25th should have received a buddy pairing yesterday, February 1st.  If you were expecting this email but did not receive it, please let us know and we will work on getting it to you.  Further communication regarding the Buddy Program will come via email from CMMI.

COVID-19 Updates

  1. ImmuNet and COVID-19 Vaccine Information   

    - ImmuNet Login  
    - To sign in to ImmuNet, click here.  
    - Where applicable, this document​ explains the dashboard statistics on the landing page.  
    - ImmuNet FAQs click here  
    - ImmuNet User Info and Training  
    - Quick Reference Guides ​  
    - User Manual
    - Training Vid​eos  

    If you have any questions, please contact the ImmuNet Help Desk at mdh.mdimmunet@maryland.gov.

  2. Monoclonal Antibody Referral   

    Referrals to infusion sites for monoclonal antibodies are now available to be sent through CRISP!  As of Thursday, 1/21, all providers with CRISP ULP access now have the "Referrals" tab to make referrals to infusion sites.

Upcoming Webinars

  1. COVID-19 Webinars - Weekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit              
    Wednesday, February 3rd (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update  
    Monday, February 8th (5:30-6:30PM) COVID-19 Surge: Flash Briefing and Q&A *Last Flash Webinar* 
    Wednesday, February 10th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update

  2. Additional Webinars    
    Wednesday, February 3 (12-1PM) Pharmacy Affinity Group: Workgroup Kickoff  
    Tuesday, February 9  (12-1PM) Care Manager Affinity Group  
    Thursday, February 11 (5-6PM) Intro to SBIRT with Mosaic Group   
    Thursday, February 11th (5-6PM) Balancing Work and Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic


January 26, 2021

Q1 Practice Meetings will begin next week (2/1).  Please use the Sign Up button below to select a time for a 1-on-1 meeting with the MedChi CTO.  See below for additional details regarding other program updates.


Updates from the PMO:

Program Deadlines

  • eCQM Reporting: Open now through March 31st (In CRISP ULP)
  • 2020 Financial Reporting: Open now through March 31st  (In CMS Enterprise Portal)

MedChi CTO Update

  1. Q1 Practice Meetings *Action Required (February 1st – 18th)
    Individual practice meetings with the MedChi CTO are occurring February 1st through February 18th.  Please be sure to sign up for your preferred time slot using the Sign Up button below.  This will be an extremely important and informative meeting and we ask that you make this one of your priorities.  The meeting will be an individual, virtual meeting and both provider and staff are invited to join.

     Please click here to view the online sign up sheet.

    After you sign up for a meeting time, a calendar invite will be sent to you with a meeting link.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Andrea.

  2. 2021 Practice Information Form *Action Required
    Thank you to those of you who submitted your practice information for 2021. If you have not yet done so, please fill out this form. 

MDPCP Updates

  1. eCQM Reporting
    Quality Measure Reporting is open in CRISP ULP through March 31st.  Please run a 2020 (12-month) report and capture the numerator, denominator and possible exclusions for both CMS 122 and CMS 165.  You can submit this data in the “2020 eCQM” tab (for manual entry) or the CAliPR tab (for QRDA III files) in your Unified Landing Page.  We encourage you to report at a practice level, but you can report under individual NPIs if that is preferred.  If you have questions or concerns, please email Daphne at dbrannon@medchi.org.  
    *For more information, please see the attached eCQM Reporting Guide

  2. 2020 Financial Reporting
    Financial Reporting is open in the CMS Enterprise Portal through March 31st.  All practices must complete 2020 Financial Reporting.  Please review the attached guide and email cto@medchi.org if you have any questions or would like assistance.  
    *For more information, please see the attached PY 2020 Financial Reporting Guide

COVID-19 Updates

  1. ImmuNet and COVID-19 Vaccine Information

    If you have any questions, please contact the ImmuNet Help Desk at mdh.mdimmunet@maryland.gov or call your county’s
    designated phone 
number below. 




 2. Monoclonal Antibody Referral *New

     Referrals to infusion sites for monoclonal antibodies are now available to be sent through CRISP!  As of Thursday 1/21, all
     providers with CRISP ULP access now have the "Referrals" tab to make referrals to infusion sites.

     This workflow is live at 6 infusion sites currently and you can start sending referrals today (Baltimore Convention Center is not using the
      workflow, use this link instead; recently added infusion sites will be onboarded to CRISP).  Infusion sites will receive these referrals
      through CRISP and follow through with the patient.

     Guides:

Upcoming Webinars              

  1. COVID-19 Webinars - Weekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit

    Wednesday, January 27th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update and discussion of the Vaccine Data Tool in CRS *New
    The Vaccine Tool in CRS will allow physician’s to look up if their patients have received the COVID vaccine by pulling data from ImmuNet
    Monday, February 1st (5:30-6:30PM) COVID-19 Surge: Flash Briefing and Q&A
    Wednesday, February 3rd (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update

  2. Additional Webinar
    The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and MedChi designed a webinar series to enhance both health care worker self-care and resultantly the care they provide, as health care workers combat numerous stressors including the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice issues, and other stressors that can potentially impact delivered care.

    Thursday, January 28th (5-6PM) Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care for Health Care Workers During COVID-19
    Thursday, February 11th (5-6PM) Balancing Work and Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic


 

January 19, 2021


This Friday, January 22nd, is the last day to submit your CAHPS Survey Roster.  Please see below for additional details regarding this deadline and other program updates.  

Updates from the PMO:

  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE
  • COVID-19 FAQs
  • MDPCP Today Newsletter - Please view the attached MDPCP Today email for program updates, webinars, and more
  • Important Deadlines
  • CAHPS Survey Roster: Closes this Friday, January 22nd (In CMS Enterprise Portal)
  • eCQM Reporting: Open now through March 31st (In CRISP ULP)
  • 2020 Financial Reporting: Open now through March 31st  (In CMS Enterprise Portal)
  • MDPCP Updates

  • CAHPS Survey Roster
    The CAHPS Survey deadline has now been extended to this Friday, January 22nd. Please find the status of your roster submission in the table below.


    Not Submitted: Sign up for a meeting with the MedChi CTO to pull a patient roster, we have added spots through Friday 1/22.  Please sign up using the link HERE.
    Submitted: Monitor your email for further communication from CMS.
    Complete: No further action is needed. 



    The new correction period is January 25th – January 29th.  This correction period is only for rosters that were already submitted by the 22nd but had errors.  You will get an email from CMS once your roster is considered complete or if edits are needed.
    *Please see the attached roster template and instructions for further details.  There are specific instructions for both generating and submitting the necessary roster in the appropriate format.

  • MDPCP Buddy Program *NEW, deadline 1/25
    We would like to highlight this year's Buddy Program: a volunteer based program where experienced practices and new practices are paired up together to share insights and experiences with one another. This is a great way to network with and learn from other practices! Sign up for the MDPCP Buddy Program by 01/25. Survey is linked to a Connect post here (you must have your connect log-in to access the link): https://app.innovation.cms.gov/CMMIConnect/s/feed/0D5t000002WQaPsCAL

  • eCQM Reporting
    Quality Measure Reporting is open in CRISP ULP through March 31st.  Please run a 2020 (12-month) report and capture the numerator, denominator and possible exclusions for both CMS 122 and CMS 165.  You can submit this data in the “2020 eCQM” tab (for manual entry) or the CAliPR tab (for QRDA III files) in your Unified Landing Page.  We encourage you to report at a practice level, but you can report under individual NPIs if that is preferred.  If you have questions or concerns, please email Daphne at dbrannon@medchi.org.
    *For more information, please see the attached eCQM Reporting Guide

  • 2020 Financial Reporting
    Financial Reporting is open in the CMS Enterprise Portal through March 31st.  All practices must complete 2020 Financial Reporting.  Please review the attached guide and email cto@medchi.org if you have any questions or would like assistance.
    *For more information, please see the attached PY 2020 Financial Reporting Guide
       
  • MedChi CTO Update

  • Q1 Practice Meetings *Action Required
    The MedChi CTO staff will meet virtually with each practice and discuss the Maryland Primary Care Program, COVID-19, and upcoming deadlines. The meetings will be 1-on-1 meetings with the MedChi CTO staff and an individual practice.

    Please click here to view the online sign up sheet.

  • 2021 Practice Information Form      
    Thank you to those of you who submitted your practice information for 2021.  If you have not yet done so, please fill out this form.

  • Welcome to MDPCP Meeting (optional)     
    The MedChi CTO is hosting a Welcome to MDPCP meeting on January 20th at 1pm.  We will be reviewing the 2021 MDPCP requirements and providing an overview of the program to our new 2021 practices, however all practices are encouraged to attend.  Please email amullin@medchi.org requesting the meeting link if you would like to attend.
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • ImmuNet and COVID-19 Vaccine Information *New

    Registration through ImmuNet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is now open for primary care providers as of Thursday, January 7, 2021.

    You must:     
    1.  Enroll in ImmuNet
    2.  Set up EHR vaccination data reporting to ImmuNet   
        
    Primary care providers will need to complete the CDC COVID-19 provider agreement through their existing VFC profile if applicable or in a new profile if non-VFC (paper copies of the agreement will not be accepted). Please review the Quick Reference Guide: COVID-19 Vaccine Registration & Ordering (beginning page 2 for Non-VFC; page 5 for VFC) before attempting to complete your registration.

    COVID-19 vaccine is still in very limited supply and the State of Maryland is vaccinating according to ACIP phase 1A recommendations (front line healthcare workers and residents/staff of LTCFs).  If you are seeking COVID vaccine for yourself or staff please contact your local health department.  Once COVID-19 vaccine is available for ordering in ImmuNet you will be notified.

    If you have any questions, please contact the ImmuNet Help Desk at mdh.mdimmunet@maryland.gov or call your county’s designated phone number below. 

  • Upcoming Webinars
  • COVID-19 Webinars - Weekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit

    Wednesday, January 20th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update
    Monday, January 25th (5:30-6:30PM) COVID-19 Surge: Flash Briefing and Q&A
    Wednesday, January 27th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update
    Monday, February 1st (5:30-6:30PM) COVID-19 Surge: Flash Briefing and Q&A

  • Additional Webinar
    Thursday, January 21st (5-6PM) Intro to SBIRT with Mosaic Group 
  • January 12, 2021

  • Please see the updates below.  We would like to highlight the CAHPS Survey Roster Submission which is due January 15th.  Thank you to those who we have already met with to discuss this, and we look forward to meeting with the rest of you over the next few days! 

    Updates from the PMO:

  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE
  • COVID-19 FAQs
  • *New: MDPCP Today Newsletter - Please view the attached MDPCP Today email for program updates, webinars, and more
  • Important Deadlines *Mark your calendars!

  • CAHPS Survey Roster: Closes this Friday, January 15th (In CMS Enterprise Portal)
  • eCQM Reporting: Open Jan 1st through March 31st (In CRISP ULP)
  • 2020 Financial Reporting: Open Jan 4th through March 31st  (In CMS Enterprise Portal)
  • MDPCP Updates

  • CAHPS Survey Roster   
    The CAHPS Survey deadline is this Friday, January 15th.  All practices are required to generate and submit a Patient Survey Roster to CMS during the submission period of January 4, 2021 – January 15, 2021.  

    If you have not signed up for a meeting with the MedChi CTO to pull a patient roster, there are a few spots left on Thursday 1/14 and Friday 1/15.  Please sign up using the link HERE.  

     Please notify the MedChi CTO by emailing cto@medchi.org once you submit your patient roster, as we cannot track the submissions.  

    Important Notes:   
  • The Patient Survey Roster should include information for all eligible adult patients who had a visit in person, by phone or by video (scheduled or walk-in) by an eligible provider from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
  • Files may be submitted as an Excel file or as an Excel CSV file. Either file type must follow the sample specifications described in the Patient Survey Roster file layout.
  • The Patient Survey Roster files will be checked for accuracy and completeness. If a file is found to be inaccurate or incomplete, the Lewin Group will reach out directly to the practice to correct and resubmit the Patient Survey Roster file until the end of the correction period (January 18th - January 22nd).
  • Data fields should not contain words such as “N/A,” “Missing,” or “NULL.” If data is not available, please leave the field blank. Dates should be in the format MMDDYYYY with no separators, and phone numbers should be 10 digits with no parentheses, dashes, or any other delimiter.
  • *Please see the attached roster template and instructions for further details. There are specific instructions for both generating and submitting the necessary roster in the appropriate format.

  •   2. All Practice and CTO Office Hour *We encourage all practices to attend
          On January 14th, the MDPCP Learning Network Team will host the next office hour discussing Q1 2021 Financial Reporting, eCQMs, and
          New 
    Crisp Reporting Platform. We encourage you to attend and use this opportunity to ask questions you may have related to these
          topics. You will be able to 
    ask questions live, but you can also submit them to mdpcp@lewin.com.

  •       You can register for the office hour HERE or in the Additional Webinar section below.  

  • MedChi CTO Update      

  • 2021 Practice Information Form     

    Thank you to those of you who submitted your practice information for 2021. If you have not yet done so, please fill out this form.

  • Welcome to MDPCP Meeting (optional)    
    The MedChi CTO is hosting a Welcome to MDPCP meeting on January 20th at 1pm.  We will be reviewing the 2021 MDPCP requirements and providing an overview of the program to our new 2021 practices, however all practices are encouraged to attend.  Please email amullin@medchi.org requesting the meeting link if you would like to attend.    

    *The MedChi CTO will be holding individual, quarterly meetings in February to discuss Q1 requirements.  More details to come soon.
  • COVID-19 Updates

  • County by County COVID-19 Vaccine Update   
    MedChi wants to continue to provide you with the resources you need to stay safe and healthy.  MedChi does not have access to nor management of scheduling or logistics for any COVID-19 vaccines, but we take seriously our role as your resource and your advocate and are working daily to ensure you have the latest information you need.  To learn more, please view our most recent update.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information 
    Please review Governor Hogan’s recent updates on COVID-19 vaccine distribution as communicated in his announcement on 1/5/21, and press releases.  
    *Attached is a guide for vaccine distribution groups and an MDPCP COVID-19 Vaccine Basics Flyer, please see page 2 for more information.

  • ImmuNet Enrollment     
    All practices should:       

    1. Enroll in ImmuNet 
    2. Set up EHR vaccination data reporting to ImmuNet
  • Upcoming Webinars

  • COVID-19 Webinars - Weekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit

    Wednesday, January 13th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update and Vaccine Hesitancy
    Monday, January 18th (5:30-6:30PM) COVID-19 Surge: Flash Briefing and Q&A
    Wednesday, January 20th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update

  • Additional Webinar

    Tuesday, January 12th (12-1PM) Care Manager Affinity Group
    Thursday, January 14th (12-1PM) CMMI Office Hours
    Thursday, January 14th (5-6PM) BHA/MedChi Series: The Approach to Impaired Clinicians
  • January 5, 2021

  • Happy New Year!  Please see the updates below, including details regarding the CMS User Verification which closes this Friday, January 8th and the CAHPS Survey Roster Submission which closes January 15th

    Updates from the PMO:
  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE
  • COVID-19 FAQs
  • Important Deadlines *Mark your calendars!
  • User Verification: Closes THIS Friday, January 8th (In CMS Enterprise Portal)  
  • CAHPS Survey Roster: Closes Friday, January 15th (In CMS Enterprise Portal)
  • You will use the CMS Enterprise Portal to submit your CAHPS Survey.  You MUST complete User Verification to keep you account access
  • eCQM Reporting: Open Jan 1st through March 31st (In CRISP ULP)
  • 2020 Financial Reporting: Open Jan 4th through March 31st  (In CMS Enterprise Portal)
  • MDPCP Updates

  • CAHPS Survey Roster *New
    The CAHPS Survey deadline is Friday, January 15th.  All practices are required to generate and submit a Patient Survey Roster to CMS.  This Patient Survey Roster must include all eligible patients, regardless of payer, who visited an MDPCP Practitioner in person, by phone or by video from the MDPCP Practice in the previous six months (for PY 2020, this includes between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020).  Patient Survey Rosters must be submitted via the MDPCP Portal during the submission period of January 4, 2021 – January 15, 2021.

    If you would like assistance generating the necessary patient roster, the MedChi CTO is available to help. Please sign up for a time slot using the link HERE. You will be sent a calendar invite with a meeting link after you sign up.

    *There are specific instructions for both generating and submitting the necessary roster in the appropriate format. Please see the attached roster template and instructions for further details.

  • CMS Enterprise Portal - User Verification – *Closes January 8th
    The User Access Verification period for practices is December 21st – January 8thOne representative from your practice must complete the User Verification tab under My Practice Info in the CMS Enterprise Portal.  Anyone with access to the Portal for your practice can complete this User Verification process. It takes only a few minutes and will ensure all users keep their access for 2021.

  • 2021 Kickoff Webinar *Register HERE
    Please mark your calendars for an MDPCP 2021 Kickoff Webinar hosted by the PMO this Thursday, January 7th from 5-6PM.  Physicians and staff are invited to join and learn about Year 3 of the Maryland Primary Care Program.

    *The MedChi CTO HIGHLY encourages you to attend this webinar.
  • MedChi CTO Update

  • 2021 Practice Information Form
    Thank you to those of you who submitted your practice information for 2021.  
    If you have not yet done so, please fill out this form.

  • Welcome to MDPCP Meeting (optional)   
    The MedChi CTO is hosting a Welcome to MDPCP meeting on January 20th at 1pm.  We will be reviewing the 2021 MDPCP requirements and providing an overview of the program to our new 2021 practices. We wanted to extend this invitation to our existing practices as well. If there are any new staff members at your office or if you would like a refresher on the program, please email amullin@medchi.org requesting the meeting link.

    The MedChi CTO will be holding individual, quarterly meetings in February to discuss Q1 requirements.  More details coming soon.
  • COVID-19 Updates

  • County by County COVID-19 Vaccine Update *NEW
    Two weeks ago, MedChi shared a vaccine FAQ sheet to help guide providers through the early stages of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.  Since then, we have heard (and we share!) your frustrations over the initial rollout, especially for community physicians.  We know that the state and county health departments are working diligently to get the vaccine distributed to Phase 1A recipients, but we also know that it is not going as smoothly as we had hoped.  We want to continue to provide you with the resources you need to stay safe and healthy. MedChi does not have access to nor management of scheduling or logistics for any COVID-19 vaccines, but we take seriously our role as your resource and your advocate and are working daily to ensure you have the latest information you need.  To learn more, please view our most recent update: http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/msms/downloads/Monday%20Message%2001-04-2021.pdf

  • ImmuNet Enrollment    
    All practices should:      
    1.  Enroll in ImmuNet     
    2.  Set up EHR vaccination data reporting to ImmuNet

  • COVID-19 Testing At Your Office 
    If you are interested in COVID-19 testing at your office, the Testing Adoption Team (TAT) has been formed to help.  A team liaison will assist you with developing testing workflows, setting up access to labs with anterior nasal and saliva test kits, and even how to get your patients access to home test kits.     

    If you are interested in receiving help, please email Andrea (amullin@medchi.org) so that she can have a liaison connect with your practice.  For those who express interest, please keep an eye out for communication from the Testing Adoption Team (TAT).
  • Upcoming Webinars

  • COVID-19 Webinars - Weekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit          
    Wednesday, January 6th (5-6:30PM) COVID-19 Update *Extended Update / Q&A  
         Agenda:
         1.  COVID-19 updates by Dr. Howard Haft: 5PM-5:30PM
         2.  Guest presentation by Alexander Chan, PhD, LCMFT: 5:30PM-5:50PM (Topic: techniques for discussing patients' emotions and mental health as   
              regular parts of visits)
         3.  Q&A: 5:50PM-end (Q&A may last beyond 6PM every question submitted will be answered)

    Monday, January 11th (5:30-6PM) COVID-19 Surge: Flash Briefing and Q&A
    Wednesday, January 13th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update and Vaccine Hesitancy

  • Additional Webinar
    Thursday, January 7th (5-6PM) New Year, New Culture of Team-Based Care: 2021 Kickoff *Please mark your calendar!
    Tuesday, January 12th (12-1PM) Care Manager Affinity Group
    Thursday, January 14th (5-6PM) BHA/MedChi Series: The Approach to Impaired Clinicians
  • December 29, 2020

  • Please see the updates below, including CMS User Verification, which is now open through January 8th. We would also like to highlight the 2021 Practice Information Form due on January 1st that can be found here or in the MedChi CTO Update section below.

  • Updates from the PMO:
  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE
  • COVID-19 FAQs
  • Important Deadlines *Mark your calendars!
  • User Verification:  Open now through January 8th (In CMS Enterprise Portal)
  • CAHPS Survey Roster:  early-mid January (In CMS Enterprise Portal)
  • eCQM Reporting:  Open Jan 1st through March 31st (In CRISP ULP)
  • 2020 Financial Reporting:  Open Jan 4th through March 31st  (In CMS Enterprise Portal)
  • MDPCP Updates

  • 2021 Kickoff Webinar *Register HERE
    Please mark your calendars for an MDPCP Webinar on January 7th from 5-6PM. Physicians and staff are invited to join and learn about Year 3 of the Maryland Primary Care Program.

  • CMS Enterprise Portal - User Verification – *Closes January 8th
    The User Access Verification period for practices is December 21st – January 8thOne representative from your practice must complete the User Verification tab under My Practice Info in the CMS Enterprise Portal.  Anyone with access to the Portal for your practice can complete this User Verification process.  It takes only a few minutes and will ensure all users keep their access for 2021.

  • eCQM Reporting 
    You will be reporting on CMS 122 and 165 during the first quarter of 2021 (Jan 1st through March 31st).  Please run a YTD report and confirm that you are capturing a numerator, denominator and exclusions for both measures. If you have questions or concerns, please email Daphne at dbrannon@medchi.org
    *For more information, please see the attached eCQM Reporting Guide.

  • 2020 Financial Reporting *New
    Financial Reporting opens January 4th and closes March 31st.  All practices must complete 2020 Financial Reporting.  
    *For more information, please see the attached PY 2020 Financial Reporting Guide.

  • CAHPS Survey Roster
    Please note that CAHPS Survey submission period will occur early to mid-January.  If you would like assistance, please keep an eye out for a Sign-Up Genius once the specific requirements and submission period information are released.   
    *Please see Slides 26-32 in the attached PowerPoint from the December 10th All Practice and CTO Office Hour for more information about the CAHPS Survey
  • MedChi CTO Update

  • 2021 Practice Information Form  
    Since 2021 is quickly approaching, we would like to ensure that we have the most accurate and up-to-date contact information for your office.  Please fill out this form before January 1st

  • Welcome to MDPCP Meeting (optional)
    The MedChi CTO is hosting a Welcome to MDPCP meeting on January 20th at 1pm.  We will be reviewing the 2021 MDPCP requirements and providing an overview of the program to our new 2021 practices.  We wanted to extend this invitation to our existing practices as well. If there are any new staff members at your office or if you would like a refresher on the program, please email amullin@medchi.org requesting the meeting link.

    The MedChi CTO will be holding individual, quarterly meetings in February to discuss Q1 requirements.  More details to come in the new year.
  • COVID-19 Updates

  • ImmuNet Enrollment  
    All practices should: 
    1.  Enroll in ImmuNet   
    2.  Set up EHR vaccination data reporting to ImmuNet

  • COVID-19 Testing At Your Office   
    If you are interested in COVID-19 testing at your office, the Testing Adoption Team (TAT) has been formed to help.  A team liaison will assist you with developing testing workflows, setting up access to labs with anterior nasal and saliva test kits, and even how to get your patients access to home test kits.

    If you are interested in receiving help, please email Andrea (amullin@medchi.org) so that she can have a liaison connect with your practice.  For those who express interest, please keep an eye out for communication from the Testing Adoption Team (TAT).
  • Upcoming Webinars

  • COVID-19 Webinars - Weekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit        
    Wednesday, December 30th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update  
    Monday, January 4th (5:30-6PM) COVID-19 Surge: Flash Briefing and Q&A  
    Wednesday, January 6th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update  
    Monday, January 11th (5:30-6PM) COVID-19 Surge: Flash Briefing and Q&A 
    Wednesday, January 13th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update and Vaccine Hesitancy

  • Additional Webinar  
    Thursday, January 7th (5-6PM) New Year, New Culture of Team-Based Care: 2021 Kickoff *Please mark your calendar! 
  • December 22, 2020

  • Please see the updates below, including CMS User Verification, which is now open through January 8th.  We would also like to highlight the 2021 Practice Information Form that can be found here or in the MedChi CTO Update section below. 

    Updates from the PMO:
  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE
  • COVID-19 FAQs
  • MDPCP Updates

  • eCQM Reporting  
    As a reminder, you will be reporting on CMS 122 and 165 during the first quarter of 2021.  Please run a YTD report and confirm that you are capturing a numerator, denominator and exclusions for both measures.  If you have questions or concerns, please email Daphne at dbrannon@medchi.org.

  • CMS Enterprise Portal - User Verification 
    The User Access Verification period for practices is December 21st – January 8thOne representative from your practice must complete the User Verification tab under My Practice Info in the CMS Enterprise Portal.  Anyone with access to the Portal for your practice can complete this User Verification process.  It takes only a few minutes. 

    If the User Verification module is not completed before the deadline, users for that practice will lose access to the Portal and will be required to submit a new request through the EIDM system to reinstate their access.

  • 2019 Audit* - Only for 2019 practices
    We wanted to highlight two key documents related to the upcoming PY 2019 audit process covered during the December 2020 Office Hours. 

    If your practice receives notice that you were selected to be audited for 2019, please email cto@medchi.org to let us know.  We, as a CTO, are not notified of audit selections, so we will need to be notified by any selected practices in order to assist you.  

    Please note that this only applies to practices and CTOs that participated in PY 2019, however, PY 2020 participants may want to review the attached documents for an understanding of what to expect for PY 2020 audits.  

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     *For more information, please see the attached Audit FAQ PY 2019 document and the Program Compliance Audit Fact Sheet

  • CAHPS Survey  
    Please note that CAHPS Survey submission will occur early to mid-January.  We will reach out as soon as we know more details about this deadline.   

    As the MedChi CTO has done in the past, we will help your practice pull the necessary patient roster remotely.  
    Keep an eye out for a Sign-Up Genius once the specific requirements and submission period information are released.

    *Please see Slides 26-32 in the attached PowerPoint from the December 10th All Practice and CTO Office Hour for more information about the CAHPS Survey.
  • MedChi CTO Update

  • 2021 Practice Information Form
    Since 2021 is quickly approaching, we would like to ensure that we have the most accurate and up-to-date contact information for your office.  Please fill out this form before January 1st.

  • Welcome to MDPCP Meeting (optional)
    The MedChi CTO is hosting a Welcome to MDPCP meeting on January 20th at 1pm.  We will be reviewing the 2021 MDPCP requirements and providing an overview of the program to our new 2021 practices.  We wanted to extend this invitation to our existing practices as well.  If there are any new staff members at your office or if you would like a refresher on the program, please email amullin@medchi.org requesting the meeting link.

    The MedChi CTO will be holding individual, quarterly meetings in February to discuss Q1 requirements.  More details to come in the new year.
  • COVID-19 Updates

  • ImmuNet Enrollment
    All practices should:
  • Enroll in ImmuNet
  • Set up EHR vaccination data reporting to ImmuNet

  • COVID-19 Testing At Your Office
    If you are interested in COVID-19 testing at your office, the Testing Adoption Team (TAT) has been formed to help.  A team liaison will assist you with developing testing workflows, setting up access to labs with anterior nasal and saliva test kits, and even how to get your patients access to home test kits.

    This is a great resource for practices to get questions answered and the support they need.  
    If you are interested in receiving help, please email Andrea (amullin@medchi.org) so that she can have a liaison connect with your practice.

    For those who express interest, please keep an eye out for communication from the Testing Adoption Team (TAT)
     
  • Upcoming Webinars

  • COVID-19 Webinars - Weekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit       
    No COVID-19 Update on Wednesday, December 23rd
    Monday, December 28th (5:30-6PM) COVID-19 Surge: Flash Briefing and Q&A 
    Wednesday, December 30th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update 
    Monday, January 4th (5:30-6PM) COVID-19 Surge: Flash Briefing and Q&A 
    Wednesday, January 6th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update

  • Additional Webinar 
    Thursday, January 7th (5-6PM) New Year, New Culture of Team-Based Care: 2021 Kickoff  *Please mark your calendar!
  • December 15, 2020

  • As a follow-up to today's CTO Weekly Update, we wanted to reemphasize the importance of filling out the CRISP eCQM Reporting User Form by this Friday, 12/18.  Please fill out this form and check off the "Send me a copy of my responses" button (shown below) and then forward the response email to cto@medchi.org.  If you have already completed the form, please send cto@medchi.org the name and contact information of the CRISP eCQM Reporting User, as we do not have access to information in the Google Form. 
  •  
  • Please select the "Send me a copy of my responses" button at the bottom of the Google form:
  •  
  •  
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to cto@medchi.org.  Don’t forget to attend the eCQM Reporting Training Webinar taking place right now (5PM): https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3941452722752171531
  • December 8, 2020

  • Updates from the PMO:


    MDPCP Updates:

    COVID-19 Updates:

    1. Enroll in ImmuNet

    2. Set up EHR vaccination data reporting to ImmuNet


      2. COVID-19 Testing At Your Office

          If you are interested in COVID-19 testing at your office, the Testing Adoption Team (TAT) has been formed to help. A team liaison
          will 
    assist you with developing testing workflows, setting up access to labs with anterior nasal and saliva test kits, and even how to
          get your patients access 
    to home test kits.


           This is a great resource for practices to get questions answered and the support they need.
     If you are interested in receiving
           help, please 
    email Andrea (amullin@medchi.org) so that she can have a liaison connect with your practice.


           For those who express interest, please keep an eye out for communication from the Testing Adoption Team (TAT).
     

     

      3. Updated COVID Quarantine Guidance
          The CDC now recommends that people who have contracted COVID can end their quarantine period:

    MedChi CTO Updates

     1. BHA and MedChi Behavioral Health Series: December 17th from 5-6PM
         MedChi and the Behavioral Health Administration are hosting another webinar focused on the Impact of Racial Trauma on Providers on 12/17 from 5-6PM.  

         The link can be found here or in the Additional Webinars section below.  


    Upcoming Webinars           
     1. COVID-19 WebinarsWeekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit

     

    Wednesday, December 9th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update, Returning to School During COVID and the Impact on Parents, Teachers, and Children

    Monday, December 14th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update

    Wednesday, December 16th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update


     2. Additional Webinars

     

    Thursday, December 10th (12-1:15PM) 2021 Coding Updates and Changes

    Thursday, December 10th (12-1PM) All Practice and CTO Office Hour

    Thursday, December 10th (5-6PM) 2020 Reflections and Looking Forward to 2021

    Tuesday, December 15th (5-6PM) 2020 eCQM Reporting Training

    Thursday, December 17th (5-6:30PM) 2021 E/M Coding Changes with RS&F

    Thursday December 17th (5PM) The Impact of Racial Trauma on Providers

  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE *New 
  • COVID-19 FAQs
  • All Practice and CTO Office Hour: Thursday 12/10 (12-1PM)
    Topics include: 2019 Audit, the upcoming Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) patient roster submission and survey fielding, and other reporting deadlines.  Please register in advance above.

    Please email any office hour questions to mdpcp@lewin.com by December 9th.  Missed the November session?  Check out the November Office Hour summary.

  • *NEW 2021 Coding Updates and ChangesThursday, December 10th (12-1:15PM)
    There are big changes coming up for Evaluation and Management (E&M) coding, starting in January 2021. History and Physical Exam Components will no longer be 2 out of 3 factors to determine the Level of CPT code. Medical Decision Making or Time will play the key role to determine the Level of CPT code

    The webinar will include a 30-minute presentation, covering major 2021 E&M changes, documentation requirements for history and physical exam components, in-depth review of Medical Decision Making and Time, added, deleted, and revised codes. Several encounter notes will be presented as examples for the new way of coding for E&M codes. After the presentation, there will be a Live Q&A. The link can be found here
     or in the Additional Webinars section below.

  • Connect Single Sign-On
    MDPCP Connect was upgraded to Single Sign-On (SSO) on Monday, November 2nd. SSO allows users to login with one set of user credentials across all CMS Innovation Center applications, and enhances the security of your confidential information along with CMS beneficiary information.  If you haven’t already, upgrade your account for single sign-on so you can get back on Connect!

    Steps to Complete SSO

  • Be sure to use the new URL: https://app.innovation.cms.gov/CMMIConnect
  • If you were a MDPCP Connect user prior to 11/2, click “Existing User Verification”
  • If you were not a MDPCP Connect user prior to 11/2, click “New User Registration”
  • As a tip, your IDM account credentials will be what you use to login into the CMS Portal

    Need Assistance?

  • If you have questions about your CMS IDM or Connect account usernames or passwords, please contact the CMS Salesforce Help Desk at CMMIForceSupport@cms.hhs.gov or 1-888-734-6433, option 5 
  • For general questions about SSO, please reach out to the MDPCP Learning Network at mdpcp@lewin.com
  • ImmuNet
    The MDPCP PMO is collaborating with ImmuNet to verify MDPCP practices’ reporting status.  If your practice is not enrolled in ImmuNet, please enroll using the links below.  Your MDPCP coach will reach out with information on your practice’s status with ImmuNet.

    All practices should: 
  • After Day 7 with a Negative Test
  • If no symptoms are reported during daily monitoring
  • AND if a diagnostic specimen tests negative
  • After Day 10 Without a Test
  • If no symptoms are reported during daily monitoring
  • December 1, 2020

  • We greatly appreciate everyone’s time and effort to complete the necessary 2021 MDPCP paperwork by today’s deadline.  Please be sure to look for additional email communication from CMS stating they received your complete Participation Agreement.
  •  
  • Since we have sent more emails than usual this past week, we wanted to keep today’s update brief.  Please take a look at the PMO update for new information regarding COVID-19.
  •     
  • Updates from the PMO:
  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE *New
  • Topics: ImmuNet Support, Obtaining PPE, Baltimore City COVID Test Kits and more!
  • COVID-19 FAQs

  • Upcoming Webinars
  • COVID-19 WebinarsWeekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit
  • Wednesday, December 2nd (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update
    Monday, December 7th (5:30-6PM) COVID-19 Surge: Flash Briefing and Q&A
    Wednesday, December 9th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update

  •  2.  Additional Webinars
  • Thursday, December 3rd (5-6PM) BHA/MedChi Series: Coping with the Ambiguous Losses and Stress of the Pandemic. Learn more here.
  • Tuesday, December 8th (12-1PM) Care Manager Affinity Group
  • November 24, 2020

  • Please see below for this week’s updates from the MedChi CTO and PMO, including a reminder of the upcoming deadline for Practice Agreements (due 12/1).  We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
  •     
  • Updates from the PMO     
  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE
  • COVID-19 FAQs
  •  
  • MDPCP Updates

  • COVID-19 Surge – Flash Briefings and Q&A Sessions
    MDPCP will now be holding weekly meetings on Mondays from 5:30-6PM to discuss the COVID-19 surge. This meeting will be Q&A-focused, so please come with any questions.

    COVID-19 Surge: Flash Briefing and Q&A - 11/30: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3712109996068941070
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Enroll in ImmuNet
    If your practice potentially plans to administer COVID-19 vaccines, you will need to be enrolled in ImmuNet at the practice level and reporting to ImmuNet (usually through your EHR). If you have not already done so, all authorized users should complete the Provider Enrollment Form.

    Our MDPCP Practice Coach, Kelly Brown, will be reaching out to update providers on their current ImmuNet status. Please look out for an email from kelly.brown1@maryland.gov.

  • COVID-19 Testing At Your Office
    If you are interested in COVID-19 testing at your office, the Testing Adoption Team has been formed to help. A team liaison will assist you with developing testing workflows, setting up access to labs with anterior nasal and saliva test kits, and even how to get your patients access to home test kits.

    This is a great resource for practices to get questions answered and the support they need. If you are interested in receiving help, please respond to this email so that I can have a liaison connect with your practice.

    For those who express interest, please keep an eye out for communication from the Testing Adoption Team beginning December 1st
  • MedChi CTO Updates

  • SBIRT
    We have an opportunity to utilize Mosaic Group's services to implement Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in your practice. It is completely free and very easy to work with Mosaic Group, and SBIRT meets MDPCP's Behavioral Health Integration Requirement.

    You can receive a $1,000 stipend to incorporate SBIRT into your practice! Please reach out to amullin@medchi.org with your availability for a meeting with our SBIRT contact to receive more information.

  • Quality Measures (eCQMs)
    As a reminder, you will be reporting on CMS 122 and 165 during the first quarter of 2021. Please be checking that your EMR is capturing the 2020 quality measures. Please reach out to Daphne (dbrannon@medchi.org) if you have questions.

  • Care Alerts
    Please continue to add care alerts to your CRISP panel. If you have questions about writing care alerts, please reach out to Cassandra (cthomas@medchi.org) and if you have questions on how to submit your updated panel, please reach out to your CRISP contact.   
      
  • November 17, 2020

  • Please see below for this week’s updates from the MedChi CTO and PMO, including the upcoming deadlines for Practice Agreements (due 12/1) and NEW COVID-19 Surge - Flash Briefing and Q&A sessions every Monday during the surge. More information can be found below. We hope you all have a great week!    

        

    Updates from the PMO:


  • November Monthly Priorities from the PMO 
  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE  *NEWSeveral important updates
  • COVID-19 FAQs *Updated 11/10    
  • Calendar Attachments: (it is highly recommended that you print or save these documents)
  • Q4 Calendar - includes upcoming deadlines and events for the fourth quarter
    MDPCP 2020 Learning Calendar – access to recordings of previous MDPCP events and registration links for upcoming events        

  • MDPCP Updates

    MedChi CTO Updates

  • Participation Agreement – Due 12/1, but we encourage you to submit before Thanksgiving

    ALL practices must complete the Participation Agreement.

    *Carefully review the instructions for Appendix C - MDPCP has mentioned many agreements being rejected due to Appendix C being incorrect. You must add in specific CRISP information listed in the instructions*

    Please submit your PA early to allow CMS to either confirm your submission or send any necessary edits.

    Please see the attached 6-page PA document and instructions. These 6 pages need to be completed and returned to MarylandModel@cms.hhs.gov and cto@medchi.org.

  • *New COVID-19 Surge – Flash Briefings and Q&A Sessions

    MDPCP will now be holding weekly meetings on Mondays from 5:30-6PM to discuss the COVID-19 surge. This meeting will be Q&A-focused, so please come with any questions.

    The first session will be next Monday 11/23 (5:30-6PM).

  • *New Up to $60,000 Relief Assistance for Practices in Montgomery County

    The Montgomery County Primary Care and Dental Grant Program will be providing grants for independent primary care medical and general dentistry practices that have lost revenue and have incurred re-opening costs related to the COVID health crisis.

    The application and instructions will be posted here tomorrow 11/18. More information can be found here.

    Eligibility: 
  • Be a primary care medical or general dentistry practice that is not financially supported or owned by a commercial organization or large anchor organization. Practice clinicians must own a majority of the practice and retain key decision-making authority. 
  • Have at least one location in Montgomery County primarily used for treating patients. 
  • Have experienced a decrease in operating income attributable to the COVID-19 public health crisis that has not been previously reimbursed via another local, State or Federal program. 
  • Be in good standing with the State of Maryland. All providers must also be in good standing with the appropriate state licensing agency. 

    COVID-19 Updates

  • SBIRT

    We have an opportunity to utilize Mosaic Group's services to implement Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in your practice.
    It is completely free and very easy to work with Mosaic Group, and SBIRT meets MDPCP's Behavioral Health Integration Requirement.

    You can receive a $1,000 stipend to incorporate SBIRT into your practice!

    Please reach out to amullin@medchi.org with your availability for a meeting with our SBIRT contact to receive more information

  • Quality Measures for 2021 (eCQMs)

    As a reminder, you will be reporting on CMS 122 and 165 during the first quarter of 2021. Please be checking that your EMR is capturing the 2020 quality measures.

    Please reach out to Daphne (dbrannon@medchi.org) if you have questions.

    A 2021 eCQMs Overview Webinar will be held this Thursday 11/19 from 5-6PM.  The registration link can be found here or below in the Upcoming Webinars section

  • Care Alerts

    Please continue to add care alerts to your CRISP panel. If you have questions about writing care alerts, please reach out to Cassandra (cthomas@medchi.org) and if you have questions on how to submit your updated panel, please reach out to your CRISP contact.
  • Flu Vaccine & ImmuNet

    ImmuNet is Maryland’s Immunization Information System (IIS). If you have not already done so, all authorized users should complete the Provider Enrollment Form.

    Our MDPCP Practice Coach, Kelly Brown, will be reaching out to update providers on their current ImmuNet status. Please look out for an email from kelly.brown1@maryland.gov  
  • Upcoming Webinars

  • COVID-19 WebinarsWeekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit

    Wednesday, November 18th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update
    *New Monday, November 23rd (5:30-6PM) COVID Surge Flash Briefing / Q&A
    *New Monday, November 30th (5:30-6PM) COVID Surge Flash Briefing / Q&A

  • Regional Collaboratives – Diabetes Management
    Tuesday, November 17th (5-6PM) Baltimore Regional Collaborative
    Tuesday, November 17th (6:30-7:30PM) Central Regional Collaborative

  • Additional Webinars
    Thursday, November 19th (5-6PM) 2021 eCQMs Overview
  • November 10, 2020
  • Please see below for this week’s updates from the MedChi CTO and PMO, including a special COVID CME tomorrow at 5PM and the upcoming deadlines for CMF Split Changes (due 11/16) and Practice Agreements (due 12/1).  More information can be found below.  We hope you all have a great week!   

       

    Updates from the PMO:


    MDPCP Updates

  • November Monthly Priorities from the PMO (see attached document)
  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE
  • COVID-19 FAQs
  • Calendar Attachments: (it is highly recommended that you print or save these documents)
  • Q4 Calendar - includes upcoming deadlines and events for the fourth quarter
  • MDPCP 2020 Learning Calendar – access to recordings of previous MDPCP events and registration links for upcoming events 
  • CMF Split – Due Monday, November 16th

    If you would like to change your CMF Split for 2021, you must send an email stating your updated split to MarylandModel@cms.hhs.gov following proper formatting.

    Please also email Andrea (amullin@medchi.org) your new CMF Split to receive a practice-specific 2021 CTO Arrangement, while will need to be sent back to cto@medchi.org by December 1st.

    Please also refer to Andrea’s email titled “Instructions for CMF Split and CTO Arrangement” for formatting guidelines, materials, and additional details.

  • Participation Agreement – Due Tuesday, December 1st

    ALL practices must complete the Participation Agreement.

    Please email the signed agreement to MarylandModel@cms.hhs.gov and cto@medchi.org

    Please see the attached 6-page PA document and instructions.  Only these 6 pages need to be completed and returned.

    *Carefully review the instructions for Appendix C - MDPCP has mentioned many agreements being rejected due to Appendix C being incorrect.  You must add in specific CRISP information listed in the instructions*

  • Q4 Payment and Attribution Data Available

    Payment and attribution data for Quarter 4 2020 was updated in the MDPCP Portal on October 30, 2020.  Please check the portal to view your Q4 data.

    Note: Adjustment Due to Sequestration
    Under the CARES Act, sequestration is not being applied for any payment or partial payment occurring for the months May through December 2020.  Please see the PY2020 Payment Methodologies document for more information about how sequestration is applied in MDPCP.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to us at MarylandModel@cms.hhs.gov.  
  • MedChi CTO Updates

    COVID-19 Updates

    Upcoming Webinars

  • SBIRT
    We have an opportunity to utilize Mosaic Group's services to implement Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in your practice.
    It is completely free and very easy to work with Mosaic Group, and SBIRT meets MDPCP's Behavioral Health Integration Requirement.

    You can receive a $1,000 stipend to incorporate SBIRT into your practice!

    Please reach out to amullin@medchi.org with your availability for a meeting with our SBIRT contact to receive more information.

  • Quality Measures for 2021 (eCQMs)
    This is a reminder to be checking that your EMR is capturing the 2020 quality measures (CMS 122 and CMS 165).  Please reach out to Daphne (dbrannon@medchi.org) if you have questions.

    A 2021 eCQMs Overview Webinar will be held next Thursday 11/19 from 5-6PM.  The registration link can be found here or below in the Upcoming Webinars section.

  • Care Alerts
    Please continue to add care alerts to your CRISP panel. If you have questions about writing care alerts, please reach out to Cassandra (cthomas@medchi.org) and if you have questions on how to submit your updated panel, please reach out to your CRISP contact.
  • Flu Vaccine & ImmuNet
    ImmuNet is Maryland’s Immunization Information System (IIS). If you have not already done so, all authorized users should complete the Provider Enrollment Form.

    Our MDPCP Practice Coach, Kelly Brown, will be reaching out to update providers on their current ImmuNet status. Please look out for an email from kelly.brown1@maryland.gov 
  • COVID-19 WebinarsWeekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit
    *NEW Wednesday, November 11th (5-6PM) Fall COVID Surge in Maryland Featuring the Maryland State Secretary of Health and Dr. Haft
    Wednesday, November 18th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update

  • Regional Collaboratives – Diabetes Management
    Monday, November 16th (5-6PM) Eastern Shore Regional Collaborative
    Tuesday, November 17th (5-6PM) Baltimore Regional Collaborative
    Tuesday, November 17th (6:30-7:30PM) Central Regional Collaborative

  • Additional Webinars
    Thursday, November 12th (10AM) Community Health Resources Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Phone number: 617-675-4444, passcode: 912 029 186 1120#
    Thursday, November 12th (12-1PM) CMMI Office Hours
    Thursday, November 12th (5-6PM) BHA/MedChi Series: Stress Management During COVID-19 with Attention to Financial Distress
    Thursday, November 19th (5-6PM) 2021 eCQMs Overview
  • November 3, 2020

  • Please see below for this week’s updates from the MedChi CTO and PMO, including information about Q4 Payment and Attribution and November Monthly Priorities.  More information can be found in the MDPCP Updates section below.
  •   
  • Important Deadlines:
  • CMF Split
  • Due Monday, November 16th for those practices wanting to change their current CMF split for 2021
  • Practices that started in 2019, complete the 2019 starter practice PAs
  • Practices that started in 2020, complete the 2020 starter practice PAs 
  • Please email updated split to MarylandModel@cms.hhs.gov following proper formatting 
  •   
  • Participation Agreement  
  • Due Tuesday, December 1, 2020 for ALL practices  
  • Please email the signed agreement to MarylandModel@cms.hhs.gov and cto@medchi.org  
  •  
  • Additional instructions to come. You can also refer to Andrea’s email titled “Instructions for MDPCP PY2021 Participation Agreement and Materials” for formatting guidelines, materials, and additional details.  
  •   
  • Updates from the PMO   
  • *New* November Monthly Priorities from the PMO (see attached document) 
  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE  
  • COVID-19 FAQs   
  • Calendar Attachments: (it is highly recommended that you print or save these documents)
  • Q4 Calendar - includes upcoming deadlines and events for the fourth quarter
  • MDPCP 2020 Learning Calendar – access to recordings of previous MDPCP events and registration links for upcoming events
  •     
  • MedChi CTO Updates
  • SBIRT
    We have an opportunity to utilize Mosaic Group's services to implement Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in your practice.  It is completely free and very easy to work with Mosaic Group, and SBIRT meets MDPCP's Behavioral Health Integration Requirement.

    You can receive a $1,000 stipend to incorporate SBIRT into your practice!

    Please reach out to amullin@medchi.org with your availability for a meeting with our SBIRT contact to receive more information.

  • CRISP Virtual Conference: Tuesday, November 10 (9AM-2:30PM)
    The CRISP Virtual Conference is an opportunity to learn how to maximize use of CRISP services right within your daily workflow. This event is free, fully online, and individual registration is required (no group registration). All clinicians and additional office staff are encouraged to attend.


  • The virtual conference will be hosted on a password protected site. The virtual link, your username and password will be shared via email prior to the event.  
  • If you have any questions, need additional support, or experience any technical issues please email annualconference@crisphealth.org 
  • Quality Measures for 2021 (eCQMs)
    This is a reminder to be checking that your EMR is capturing the 2020 quality measures (CMS 122 and CMS 165).  Please reach out to Daphne (dbrannon@medchi.org) if you have questions.

    A 2021 eCQMs Overview Webinar will be held on Thursday 11/19 from 5-6PM.  The registration link can be found here or below in the Upcoming Webinars section.

  • Care Alerts
    Please continue to add care alerts to your CRISP panel. If you have questions about writing care alerts, please reach out to Cassandra (cthomas@medchi.org) and if you have questions on how to submit your updated panel, please reach out to your CRISP contact.   
  • MDPCP Updates  
  • *New* Q4 Payment and Attribution Data Available

    Payment and attribution data for Quarter 4 2020 was updated in the MDPCP Portal on October 30, 2020.  Please check the portal to view your Q4 data.

    Note: Adjustment Due to Sequestration
    Under the CARES Act, sequestration is not being applied for any payment or partial payment occurring for the months May through December 2020. Please see the PY2020 Payment Methodologies document for more information about how sequestration is applied in MDPCP.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to us at MarylandModel@cms.hhs.gov
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
    There is a third phase of the Provider Relief Fund. All applicants must submit their TIN and financial information to the Provider Relief Fund Application and Attestation Portal. Applicants who submit by this Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET will be considered for funding. For more information, and to apply, press here.

  • Flu Vaccine & ImmuNet
    ImmuNet is Maryland’s Immunization Information System (IIS).  If you have not already done so, all authorized users should complete the Provider Enrollment Form.

    Our MDPCP Practice Coach, Kelly Brown, will be reaching out to update providers on their current ImmuNet status. Please look out for an email from kelly.brown1@maryland.gov
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • COVID-19 Webinars - Weekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit
    Wednesday, November 4th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update
    Wednesday, November 11th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update

  • CRISP Webinars
    Thursday, November 5th (5-6PM) CRISP Tools: Intro to the Unified Landing Page
    Tuesday, November 10th (9AM–2:30PM) 2020 CRISP Virtual Conference

  • Additional Webinars
    Thursday, November 19th (5-6PM) 2021 eCQMs Overview

  • October 27, 2020

  • Please see below for this week’s updates from the MedChi CTO and PMO, including the upcoming 2020 CRISP Virtual Conference.  More information can be found in the MedChi CTO Updates section below. We hope you all have a wonderful week! 
  •  
  • Important Deadlines:
  • CMF Split
  • Due Monday, November 16th for those practices wanting to change their current CMF split for 2021 
  • Please email updated split to MarylandModel@cms.hhs.gov
  •  
  • Participation Agreement
  • Due Tuesday, December 1, 2020 for ALL practices
  • Practices that started in 2019, complete the 2019 starter practice PAs
  • Practices that started in 2020, complete the 2020 starter practice PAs
  • Please email the signed agreement to MarylandModel@cms.hhs.gov
  •  
  • Refer to Andrea’s email titled “Instructions for MDPCP PY2021 Participation Agreement and Materials” for formatting guidelines, materials, and additional details. 
  • Updates from the PMO:
  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE *Several new updates as of 10/27 
  • COVID-19 FAQs
  • Calendar Attachments: (it is highly recommended that you print or save these documents)
  • Q4 Calendar - includes upcoming deadlines and events for the fourth quarter 
  • MDPCP 2020 Learning Calendar – access to recordings of previous MDPCP events and registration links for upcoming events
  •    
  • MedChi CTO Updates
  • SBIRT
    We have an opportunity to utilize Mosaic Group's services to implement Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in your practice.

    It is completely free and very easy to work with Mosaic Group, and SBIRT meets MDPCP's Behavioral Health Integration Requirement.

    You can receive a $1,000 stipend to incorporate SBIRT into your practice!

    Please reach out to amullin@medchi.org with your availability for a meeting with our SBIRT contact to receive more information.

  • *New* CRISP Virtual Conference: Tuesday, November 10 (9AM-2:30PM)
    The CRISP Virtual Conference is an opportunity to learn how to maximize use of CRISP services right within your daily workflow. This event is free, fully online, and individual registration is required (no group registration). All clinicians and additional office staff are encouraged to attend.


  • The virtual conference will be hosted on a password protected site. The virtual link, your username and password will be shared via email prior to the event.
  • If you have any questions, need additional support, or experience any technical issues please email annualconference@crisphealth.org
  • Quality Measures for 2020 (eCQMs)
    This is a reminder to be checking that your EMR is capturing the 2020 quality measures (CMS 122 and CMS 165). Please reach out to Daphne (dbrannon@medchi.org) if you have questions.

    A webinar previewing the 2020 eCQMs Manual Reporting Platform will be held on Thursday 10/29 at 5:00 PM. The registration link can be found here or below in the Upcoming Webinars section.

  • Care Alerts
    Please continue to add care alerts to your CRISP panel. If you have questions about writing care alerts, please reach out to Cassandra (cthomas@medchi.org) and if you have questions on how to submit your updated panel, please reach out to your CRISP contact.  
  • MDPCP Updates
  • *New* Connect scheduled downtime: 10/30 - 11/1
    On November 2, MDPCP Connect will be undergoing an upgrade to Single Sign-On (SSO). SSO will allow you to log in with one set of user credentials across all CMS Innovation Center applications, and enhance the security of your confidential information along with CMS beneficiary information.

    To prepare for SSO, you can do the following:
  • Download any files you may need from Connect during the downtime 
  • Encourage your colleagues with Connect accounts to login to maintain an active account status 
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
    There is a third phase of the Provider Relief Fund. All applicants must submit their TIN and financial information to the Provider Relief Fund Application and Attestation Portal. Applicants who submit by Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET will be considered for funding. For more information, and to apply, press here.

  • Flu Vaccine & ImmuNet
    ImmuNet is Maryland’s Immunization Information System (IIS). If you have not already done so, all authorized users should complete the Provider Enrollment Form.      
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • COVID-19 WebinarsWeekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit
    Wednesday, October 28th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Immunization Webinar
    Wednesday, November 4th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update

  • Additional Webinars
    Thursday, October 29th (5-6PM) eCQMs Reporting Preview

  • CRISP Webinars
    Thursday, November 5th (5-6PM) Intro to CRISP Tools: ULP
    Tuesday, November 10th (9AM–2:30PM) 2020 CRISP Virtual Conference
  • October 20, 2020

  • Please see below for this week’s updates from the MedChi CTO and PMO. We hope you all have a wonderful week!
  • Updates from the PMO:
  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE *as of 10/20
  • COVID-19 FAQs
  • Calendar Attachments: (it is highly recommended that you print or save these documents)
  • Q4 Calendar includes upcoming deadlines and events for the fourth quarter
  • MDPCP 2020 Learning Calendar  access to recordings of previous MDPCP events and registration links for upcoming event

  • MedChi CTO Updates
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
    Recently, MedChi entered into a special collaboration with Baltimore-based Patient Premier which will give Maryland physicians access to Pain Scored, a unique remote monitoring solution.

    Pain Scored is an intuitive mobile platform for pain management designed to track health and deliver insightful data on pain, disease and well-being to an extensive network of physicians, healthcare professionals, and partners who provide care with Pain Scored. The evolving platform has added new features, easy customization and standardized assessments to give a better view of pain, activity and mood. The program goal is to track and improve quality of life. You are welcome to take a look at the website to learn more: www.painscored.com.

    Below are two informational videos showing how Pain Scored works:

    Please email Andrea (amullin@medchi.org) if you are interested in learning more about this RPM opportunity.

  • Video for physicians (2 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9eq8aYtoas&feature=youtu.be
  • Video for patients (2 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_o-_XX-0qU&feature=youtu.be
  • Backline Telehealth
    Backline released and update allowing Group Telehealth Capabilities, Featuring Exam Room Workflow & Audio/Visual (A/V) Test.

    You can view a recording of Andrea and Grace walking through the new features for a virtual visit HERE.

    Please note, there is a video lag during the telehealth session due to recording through WebEx and that the lag will not exist when it is just through Backline.

    If you are interested in having these features turned on or would like to schedule a training, please reach out to Andrea (amullin@medchi.org)

  • Quality Measures for 2020 (eCQMs)
    This is a reminder to be checking that your EMR is capturing the 2020 quality measures (CMS 122 and CMS 165). Please reach out to Daphne (dbrannon@medchi.org) if you have questions.

    A webinar previewing the 2020 eCQMs Manual Reporting Platform will be held on Thursday 10/29 at 5:00 PM. The registration link can be found here or below in the Upcoming Webinars section.

  • Care Alerts
    Please continue to add care alerts to your CRISP panel. If you have questions about writing care alerts, please reach out to Cassandra (cthomas@medchi.org) and if you have questions on how to submit your updated panel, please reach out to your CRISP contact. 
  •  COVID-19 Updates


    Upcoming Webinars

  • CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
    There is a third phase of the Provider Relief Fund. All applicants must submit their TIN and financial information to the Provider Relief Fund Application and Attestation Portal.  Applicants who submit by Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET will be considered for funding.

    A slide has been attached including the details and links to the application site as well as reporting guides.

  • Flu Vaccine & ImmuNet
    ImmuNet is Maryland’s Immunization Information System (IIS). If you have not already done so, all authorized users should complete the Provider Enrollment Form.

  • Renewal of State of Emergency
    On October 6, 2020, Governor Hogan renewed the Maryland declaration of a state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read the proclamation here.
  • COVID-19 Webinars - Weekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit
    *NEW* Wednesday, October 21st (5-6PM) The Public’s Role in COVID-19 Vaccination
    Wednesday, October 28th (5-6PM) COVID-19 Update

  • Additional Webinars
    Thursday, October 22nd (5-6PM) Primary Care Payment Models Office Hours with the PMO
    Thursday, October 29th (5-6PM) 
    eCQMs Reporting Preview

  • Maryland Primary Care Program Advisory Council Meeting
    Meetings are held October 20th (5:00-6:30pm) and October 27th (5:00-6:30pm)
    Join by Phone: (304) 564-8478; PIN:  969 427 476#

  •  MHCC Telehealth Policy Workgroup - Wednesday, 10/21 at 1PM
    The Maryland Health Care Commission COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Workgroup re-convenes.
    To join by web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82680931631?pwd=dVlreEJUSDdPVm5weWJJRkpZS0dSUT09
    Meeting ID:  826 8093 1631; Passcode:  004160
    To join by phone:  +1 301-715-8592

    Slides from an update to the Maryland Hospital Association can be reviewed here. 
  • October 13, 2020

  • Please see below for this week’s updates from the MedChi CTO and PMO, including an announcement on Remote Patient Monitoring.
  •      
  • Updates from the PMO: 
  • COVID-19 FAQs
  • Calendar Attachments: (it is highly recommended that you print or save these documents)
  • October Monthly Priorities – announcements and action items for the month of October
  • Q4 Calendar - includes upcoming deadlines and events for the fourth quarter
  • MDPCP 2020 Learning Calendar – access to recordings of previous MDPCP events and registration links for upcoming events
  • MedChi CTO Updates
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
    Recently, MedChi entered into a special collaboration with Baltimore-based Patient Premier which will give Maryland physicians access to Pain Scored, a unique remote monitoring solution.

    Pain Scored is an intuitive mobile platform for pain management designed to track health and deliver insightful data on pain, disease and well-being to an extensive network of physicians, healthcare professionals, and partners who provide care with Pain Scored. The evolving platform has added new features, easy customization and standardized assessments to give a better view of pain, activity and mood. The program goal is to track and improve quality of life. You are welcome to take a look at the website to learn more: www.painscored.com.

    Pain Scored is a tool that can be used by, but not limited to, patients with:
  • Pain and MME > 50
  • Chronic Pain and stable narcotics (due to risk of insurance denials)
  • Chronic Pain on opioids and benzodiazepines, muscle relaxants or depressants
  • Chronic Pain to monitor for depression and activity
  • A referral to or returning from Pain Management
  • Pain complaints that are inconsistent, change frequently or are widespread
  •      Below are two informational videos showing how Pain Scored works:
  • Video for physicians (2 min)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9eq8aYtoas&feature=youtu.be
  • Video for patients (2 min)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_o-_XX-0qU&feature=youtu.be
  • Please email Andrea (amullin@medchi.org) if you are interested in learning more about this RPM opportunity.

  •  2. Backline Telehealth
    Backline released and update allowing Group Telehealth Capabilities, Featuring Exam Room Workflow & Audio/Visual (A/V) Test.
  • You can view a recording of Andrea and Grace walking through the new features for a virtual visit HERE
  • Please note, there is a video lag during the telehealth session due to recording through WebEx and that the lag will not exist when it is just through Backline
  • If you are interested in having these features turned on or would like to schedule a training, please reach out to Andrea (amullin@medchi.org).

  •  3. Quality Measures for 2020 (eCQMs)
  • This is a reminder to be checking that your EMR is capturing the 2020 quality measures (CMS 122 and CMS 165). Please reach out to Daphne (dbrannon@medchi.org) if you have questions.

  •  4. Care Alerts
  • Please continue to add care alerts to your CRISP panel. If you have questions about writing care alerts, please reach out to Cassandra (cthomas@medchi.org) and if you have questions on how to submit your updated panel, please reach out to your CRISP contact.
  • MDPCP Updates\
  • Bi-Annual Reporting and CMS User Verification
    Thank you for completing Bi-Annual Reporting and CMS User Verification!
  • MDPCP Today October NewsletterView HERE
    Beginning in November, the MDPCP Today newsletter and other email communications will be sent via GovDelivery.  Please mark “cmslists@subscriptions.cms.hhs.gov as 'safe' in your corporate spam filters to avoid missing any critical communications from the MDPCP.  If you do not currently receive this newsletter, please email MDPCP@lewin.com to be added to the listserv.
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Flu Vaccine & ImmuNet   
  • The MDPCP encourages providers to prepare for flu season with flu vaccinations for the month October (CDC guidance).
  • ImmuNet is Maryland’s Immunization Information System (IIS). If you have not already done so, all authorized users should complete the Provider Enrollment Form.    
  •   
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • COVID-19 Webinars - Weekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit
    Wednesday, October 14th (5-6PM)
    Wednesday, October 21st (5-6PM)

  • Maryland Primary Care Program Advisory Council Meeting
    Meetings are held October 20th (5:00-6:30pm) and October 27th (5:00-6:30pm)
    Join by Phone: (304) 564-8478; PIN:  969 427 476#

  • MHCC Telehealth Policy Workgroup - Wednesday, 10/21 at 1PM
    The Maryland Health Care Commission COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Workgroup re-convenes.
    Call-in details to be posted here.  Slides from an update to the Maryland Hospital Association can be reviewed here.
  • October 6, 2020
  • Please see below for this week’s updates from the MedChi CTO and PMO. Bi-Annual Reporting and CMS Portal User Verification end THIS Friday, October 9th.  For those who have not yet completed reporting or user verification, please do not wait until the last minute – reach out to the MedChi CTO if you need assistance. 

    Important Dates:
    October 5th-8th: Learning Session 4 - registration links located under Upcoming Webinars
    Ends Friday, October 9th: Bi-Annual Reporting Period
    Ends Friday, October 9th: CMS Portal User Verification Period

    Updates from the PMO:  As of 10/6
  • View the PMO’s weekly update HERE
  • COVID-19 FAQs *Updated 9/29   
  • Calendar Attachments: (it is highly recommended that to print or save these documents)
  • October Monthly Priorities – announcements and action items for the month of October
  • Q4 Calendar - includes upcoming deadlines and events for the fourth quarter
  • MDPCP 2020 Learning Calendar – access to recordings of previous MDPCP events and registration links for upcoming events
  • MDPCP Updates
  • Bi-Annual Reporting and CMS User Verification
    The Reporting and Verification period ends this Friday 10/9.  Both are completed in CMS Enterprise Portal. 
    Thank you to those who have already completed these requirements!  
    More details can be found in the email attached.  

    Transitioning to Track 2 (optional): If you are requesting to transition to Track 2, this graphic helps explain the timeline and necessary criteria to make the transition.

  • MDPCP Today Newsletter
    View the October Newsletter containing the current MDPCP information you need to know HERE.

    Beginning in November, the MDPCP Today newsletter and other email communications will be sent via GovDelivery.  Please mark “cmslists@subscriptions.cms.hhs.gov” as 'safe' in your corporate spam filters to avoid missing any critical communications from the MDPCP.

    If you do not current receive this newsletter, please email MDPCP@lewin.com to be added to the listserv. 
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Flu Vaccine & ImmuNet
    The MDPCP encourages providers to prepare for flu season with flu vaccinations for the month October (CDC guidance).
    ImmuNet is Maryland’s Immunization Information System (IIS).  If you have not already, all authorized users should complete the Provider Enrollment Form   
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • COVID-19 Webinars - Weekly Updates are approved for 1 CME Credit     
    No webinar on October 7th due to Learning Session 4 
    Wednesday, October 14th (5-6PM)

  • Learning Session 4 
    Wednesday, October 7 (5-6PM) - Clinical Leadership Data Workshop (CRISP and PQI)  
    Thursday, October 8 (12-1PM) - SDOH: Identifying Social Needs and Connecting to Community Orgs
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