Signature Consulting Group, LLC

SCG Awarded Subcontract through partner SemanticBits on CMS´s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Scoring Engine

Baltimore, MD / Friday, October 21, 2016

Signature Consulting Group was awarded a subcontract to assist SemanticBits in its fulfillment of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) "Measure Attestation Work for Merit-Based Incentives Payment System" Task Order, tasked with the development of a scoring engine to support the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). CMS anticipates this MIPS scoring engine will initially score performance for the Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA) category and will be adapted to score measures with similar elements of design such as the Advancing Care Information, both contributing to the overall MIPS composite score.

SCG is eager to provide its quality performance measures and MIPS expertise in support of the CMS and U.S. Digital Services collaborative approach for the Agile development of the MIPS scoring engine. MIPS consolidates Medicare´s quality reporting programs into one merit-based incentive payment system which both reduce the aggregate level of financial penalties that physicians could have faced under the current program and provide a greater potential for bonus payments.

About Signature Consulting Group (SCG)

SCG is a leading-edge healthcare IT consulting services firm that provides a wide-spectrum of business management and IT services and solutions to both the Federal and private sectors. SCG has a proven record in web portal and software engineering, data analytics and business intelligence, Cybersecurity and information assurance, and social media management and collaboration systems. SCG also provides support services in program management, quality assurance and validation, and requirements analysis. SCG has subject matter expertise in Health IT interoperability, healthcare and public health data analytics in Medicare/Medicaid, ACOs, Meaningful Use (MU), Clinical Quality Measures, and building open source collaborative learning communities and social business portals.

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