CHANGING WOUND CARE THROUGH DATABy reporting MIPS through the US Wound & Podiatry Registries, you provide data that builds predictive wound healing models that improve patient outcomes. SIGN UP TODAY
Partners with the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders
In late 2013, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders and the US Wound Registry met with Medicare’s senior staff to discuss the need for Wound Care quality measures and address the fact there was no wound care medical society. CMS leaders agreed that the Alliance, as an “association of clinical associations representing Wound Care” could act as a de facto medical specialty for the field of Wound Care.
Together, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders and the US Wound Registry collaborated to develop 12 Wound Care-relevant Quality measures as part of the US Wound Registry’s application for Quality Clinical Data Registry status. In January 2014, the US Wound Registry’s application was approved and Medicare approved all 12 Quality measures developed in collaboration with Alliance member organizations. Since 2014, the USWR has enabled Wound Care practitioners to participate in CMS quality reporting programs using measures that are relevant to their practice.
Avoid the 7% MIPS Penalty in 5 Easy Steps
Applicable for MIPS 2019
Step 1: Enroll
There is no cost to join the US Wound & Podiatry Registries. Simply complete the enrollment form and we’ll get you started.
If you’ve enrolled in the past, move onto to Step 2.
Step 2: Log In
After enrolling, we’ll email you a username and password to log into the Registry.
Step 3: Purchase
Select the MIPS package that best suits you and apply any discount codes you may have received. We often email discounts to members of various societies and groups.
Our packages are priced competitively even without a discount code.
Step 4: Complete the IA
Select and complete one or more IA project forms from the drop-down menu.
Step 5: Submit Quality Measures
Choose the Quality Measures you want to report from your EHR, then upload your Quality data through our easy upload tool.
Specific to Wound Care & Podiatry
The US Wound & Podiatry Registries is the only registry to offer Wound Care-specific Quality Measures & Improvement Activities recognized by CMS.
Fast & Easy
Our basic package to avoid the 7% Medicare reimbursement penalty, MIPS Survival, takes about 35 minutes. Our Survival Plus and Network packages also avoid the penalty and position you for a potential MIPS bonus.
We’ll help you through every step of the MIPS reporting process to make sure you avoid the penalty and beat MIPS.
Answers to Your Questions
Learn the basics about MIPS
CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) created a Quality Payment Program called MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) wherein medical providers are required to participate and earn a minimum score. Any provider who does not report for the 2019 year by March 31, 2020, or who does not achieve the minimum score, will be fined 7% of their Medicare reimbursements in 2021.
Only a small percentage of medical providers are exempt from participating in MIPS. Check if you are exempt here.
How much does MIPS reporting cost?
Substantially less than what it costs to not report for MIPS!
The US Wound & Podiatry Registries offer competitive pricing for MIPS packages. We also offer a variety of discounts for things like APMA membership, UHMS membership, APWCA membership, and Intellicure user discounts.
Do the US Wound & Podiatry Registries work with my EHR?
The US Wound & Podiatry Registries work with any EHR to help you report for MIPS.
IntellicureEHR is the only Wound Care and Podiatry EHR that is fully integrated with the US Wound and Podiatry Registries. As such, reporting for MIPS is nearly automatic for IntellicureEHR users.
In 2018, the US Wound & Podiatry Registries reported data from the following EHRs. Remember, we can accept and report data from virtually any EHR.
care 360 quest diagnostics
ChartMaker Medical Suite
Compulink Podiatry Advantage
DOX EMR Podiatry
Epic (multiple versions)
eThomas (Genius Solutions)
Greenway (multiple versions)
Health Fusion MediTouch
IMS Clinical EHR
McKesson Medisoft Clinical
TexTalk MD EHR
WoundExpert (Net Health)
Do the US Wound & Podiatry Registries report for all MIPS categories or just one?
The US Wound & Podiatry Registires are a full-service Quality Clinical Data Registry, which means we can collect and report data for our customers that accounts for all four MIPS components, including Quality, Improvement Activities, Promoting Interoperability, and Cost measures.
Of course, if you only wish to focus on one or two on those MIPS scores, we will happily do that for you as well. See our MIPS Survival package for details.
MIPS Gets Way Harder in 2019
The penalty for not meeting the minimum requirements of MIPS in 2019 increases to a 7% cut of your Medicare Reimbursements. It was 5% in 2018.
Minimum Score Increase
The minimum required score to avoid the 2019 MIPS penalty doubles to 30 MIPS points. It was only 15 points for MIPS 2018.
You can no longer beat MIPS by only completing Improvement Activities. You must now also complete another MIPS component -- like Quality measures or Promoting Interoperability measures -- in order to meet the 2019 MIPS minimum requirements and avoid a 7% reduction in Medicare reimbursements.
Must Use a Certified EHR
CMS is requiring all medical providers to use a CEHRT (2015 Certified EHR) in 2019 in order to meet the minimum MIPS requirements and avoid a 7% cut to their Medicare reimbursements. If your EHR isn't certified, we recommend switching to a Wound Care EHR that is certified.
Choose the MIPS Survival Path that is Right for You!
MIPS Survival - Avoid Penalty
Meet the 2019 minimum MIPS requirements to avoid the 7% cut to your Medicare reimbursements.
This is the most basic level of engagement, does not require a specific EHR, and can be accomplished in only 35 minutes!
MIPS Survival Plus - Moderate Bonus
Purchase the MIPS Survival Plus package and you’re on your way to bonus money!
The MIPS Survival Plus option allows medical providers using any 2015 certified EHR to earn a MIPS bonus. In 2019, you can earn enough MIPS points for the chance of a small-to-moderate positive adjustment to your Medicare payments.