AMGA, Optum lead MIPS collaborative

AMGA and Optum teamed up to lead a provider collaborative to develop and share strategies for success under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

MIPS is a track under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, and eligible physicians were required to start reporting performance data this year to determine Medicare Part B payments.

"MACRA and MIPS have brought major changes to today's healthcare environment. Partnerships like the MIPS collaborative enable care-provider organizations to succeed by sharing information and best practices," Erik Johnson, vice president of value-based care at Optum Advisory Services, said in a press release.

The collaborative began in March and will continue through July 2018.

Here are the participating providers.

  • Beaumont Health (Royal Oak, Mich.)
  • Billings (Mont.) Clinic
  • Carle Hospital (Urbana, Ill.)
  • Excela Health Medical Group (Greensburg, Pa.)
  • Genesis Medical Group (Bettendorf, Iowa)
  • Health Quest Medical Practice (Lagrangeville, N.Y.)
  • Lexington (Ky.) Clinic
  • Mayo Clinic Health System (Rochester, Minn.)
  • North Mississippi Medical Clinics (Tupelo, Miss.)
  • Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, N.Y.)
  • OptumCare (Minnetonka, Minn.)
  • Prevea Health (Green Bay, Wis.)
  • Purchase Anesthesia (Paducah, Ky.)
  • St. Elizabeth Physicians (Crestview Hills, Ky.)
  • SwedishAmerican (Rockford, Ill.)
  • UNC Health Care (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
  • WellMed Medical Group (San Antonio)


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