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.
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 Reporting Year 2019 package, or if you want to get a head start, select MIPS Reporting Year 2020. Save time and money by purchasing both 2019 and 2020!
STEP 4: SUBMIT YOUR QUALITY MEASURE DATA
Submit the Quality Measures you wish to report via a QRDA file to the US Wound & Podiatry Registries. If you have questions on how this all works, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to walk you through it.
Submit More, Earn More!
The US Wound & Podiatry Registries also empowers you to submit data and complete projects for MIPS Promoting Interoperability and Improvement Activities. Submitting these measures may help you earn a MIPS bonus!
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?
IntellicureEHR is the only Podiatry and Wound Care software 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.
Our MIPS Reporting Year 2019 package includes any and all MIPS reporting services you’d like to use, including the opportunity to earn a MIPS bonus.
MIPS IS Hard in 2019 ... and even harder in 2020!
Penalty is bigger
The penalty for not meeting the minimum requirements of MIPS in 2020 increases to a 9% cut of your Medicare Reimbursements. It is 7% for 2019, and was only 5% in 2018.
Passing Score is Higher
The minimum required score to avoid the 2020 MIPS penalty increases to 45 MIPS points! It was only 30 points for MIPS 2019 and 15 for MIPS 2018.
It takes More Work
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 2020 MIPS minimum requirements and avoid a 9% reduction in Medicare reimbursements.
Must Use an Updated EHR
CMS is requiring all medical providers to use a 2015 Certified EHR (the latest updated standards) in 2020 in order to meet the minimum MIPS requirements and avoid a 9% cut to their Medicare reimbursements. Click here to see if the EHR version you are using is 2015 certified.
Choose a Year, Beat MIPS. Guaranteed.
MIPS Reporting Year 2019
Our all-in-one package for MIPS Reporting Year 2019.
You have until Feb. 28, 2020 to purchase this package and submit your 2019 MIPS data. This "buffet style" package allows you to report as little or as much as you'd like, with our MIPS experts walking you through every step of the reporting process. Want to catch the 2019 Medicare reimbursement increase (aka MIPS bonus)? This package is perfect for you. Only want to avoid the 7% Medicare reimbursement penalty? This package is perfect for you, too!
MIPS Reporting Year 2020
Our all-in-one package for MIPS Reporting Year 2020.
Don't get behind on your 2020 MIPS reporting! Purchase this "buffet style" package to begin capturing and tracking your 2020 MIPS data so you'll be in position to avoid the 9% penalty and earn the 2020 MIPS bonus!
2019 + 2020 MIPS Combo
Save time & money! Select both 2019 & 2020 for a discount!
You’re guaranteed to beat MIPS for two years, thus avoiding the 7% penalty to your Medicare reimbursements for 2019, AND avoiding the massive 9% penalty for 2020!
This Combo package also puts you in position to potentially earn an increase to your Medicare reimbursements for two years straight!