Blog Weekly News Scan: Keet Health Announces MIPS Guarantee for Therapists, Moving toward quality payment By Taylor Goldsmith, 11.09.18 FacebookTwitterLinkedin This week in the news, we include our recent MIPS Guarantee announcement from Keet Health, what election night meant for the healthcare industry and more. We hope you enjoy! Keet Health Announces MIPS Guarantee for Therapists, Clinicient Press Release, November 8, 2018: Did you hear the news? Keet Health, a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Clinicient, announced the outpatient rehab industry’s first MIPS Guarantee last week at the Private Practice Section (PPS) tradeshow. This guarantee aims to make it easier for eligible clinicians to participate in MIPS by shielding providers and practices from negative payment adjustments under the CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). “At a time when the transition to value-based care (VBC) is picking up speed, the new MIPS eligibility for therapists offers an opportunity for our industry to develop the competencies needed to thrive in the new reimbursement landscape,” said Holly Taylor, Vice President and General Manager, Keet Health, Inc. “At Keet, MIPS isn’t seen as another reporting burden, but an opportunity to advance our profession into the future. We are committed to supporting physical therapy in the transition to VBC and, by offering this guarantee, are looking to mitigate any risk associated with quality reporting requirements.” Keet is incredibly proud to offer this to our industry and looks forward to helping move the industry forward towards value-based care. Stay tuned for more! Moving Toward Quality Payment, PT in Motion, November 2018: As you’ve likely heard, CMS released its final rule recently and has proposed changes making eligible PTs required to participate in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), which includes both MIPS and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs). After being excluded for the first two years of the QPP, this change represents a landmark opportunity for PTs because it creates the industry’s first real chance to participate in value-based care. While some may see this as just extra work, the move acknowledges that CMS sees PTs and OTs as a vital part of healthcare and part of the solution to lower costs. Learn more about the QPP and how to take part in this APTA article. Midterm elections mean predictability for healthcare, FierceHealthcare, November 8, 2018: With the Democrats reclaiming the house and bringing forth a split congress once again, large overhauls to our healthcare system are off the table in the short term, bringing a sigh of relief to many providers across the country. Learn three other big healthcare events that happened during the recent election in this FierceHealthcare article.