This post is part of the MACRA Monday series of blog posts where we dive into the details of the MACRA Quality Payment Program.
Time to continue our journey through the MIPS performance categories. For today’s MACRA Monday we’re going to start talking about the Advancing Care Information (ACI) category. Most of you will know this category better as meaningful use. However, it does have some significant changes to what existed in meaningful use.
Some of the major changes include a shift from the “All or Nothing” approach to the EHR meaningful use program. CPOE and CDS objectives were also eliminated along with some redundant measures. ACI also reduces the number of required public health registries.
As we mentioned previously, ACI makes up 25% of your MIPS Composite Scoring. There is a significant hardship exemption available that will change the ACI weighting to zero and apply the 25% weight to other categories. Here’s a look at how the ACI score will be calculated:
The biggest piece of ACI scoring is the 5 required measures that make up the base score as follows:
Much like meaningful use, in advancing care information (ACI) clinicians are required to use a certified EHR. Which EHR certification you use will determine which ACI objectives and measures you will need to use as follows:
That’s the quick overview of the Advancing Care Information (ACI) category. Next week we’ll take a look at the MIPS APM benefits and MACRA small practice support.
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