Encompass Medical Partners Announces Appointment of New CEO

Fort Collins, CO Encompass Medical Partners, LLC is pleased to announce Michael Zervas will be appointed as Chief Executive Officer effective June 5, 2017. Scott Novogoratz has been serving as the Interim CEO since January 2017 and has maintained an unwavering commitment to our clients and employees.  His professional contributions and proactive leadership has been […] Read More >>

Encompass Medical Partners’ Chief Quality Officer will be Delivering a MACRA/MIPS Deep Dive for Registries

May 2, 2017 Fort Collins, Colorado –With its passage in 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) established a new value-based reimbursement system called the Quality Payment Program (QPP).  To be successful under the QPP, both providers and stewards of registries through which some will report require a clear understanding of the legislation […] Read More >>

Preparing for MACRA: Final Rule Fast Facts

On October 14, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services released its final rule implementing the Quality Payment Program (QPP) as part of the Medicare Access  and  CHIP  Reauthorization  Act  of 2015 (MACRA). The QPP, which begins on January 1, 2017, replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate formula with a new payment   methodology where clinicians […] Read More >>

Community Involvement In 2016: People Helping People

As 2016 draws to a close and we realize once again how quickly one year can fly by, let’s take a moment and look back at the great work done by a few groups in the community that allowed Encompass Medical Partners to join in their efforts.   Encompass was very fortunate to be a part […] Read More >>

MACRA: Strategies for Success in the Quality Payment Program

On October 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rules for the implementation of the key components of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), including details of how physician groups will participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP).  The final rule describes the details of the two […] Read More >>

Encompass Medical Partners Looks toward the Future with a Move into Data Science

Fort Collins, Colo. – Beginning in January 2017, Tim Annable, CEO, will be taking the lead of Encompass Medical Partner’s (EMP) data science efforts as Chief Data Scientist.  Encompass Medical Partners is a healthcare practice management company whose mission is to “simplify the business of medicine, enabling our customers to improve healthcare quality.”  By moving […] Read More >>

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services release annual QRUR reports

CMS has released this year’s QRUR reports. Fort Collins, Colo. – On September 26, 2016 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRUR) for reporting year 2015 for every group practice and solo practitioner nationwide. The annual QRUR provides physician practices with an overview of their performance on […] Read More >>

MACRA: Plan to Thrive, not Just Survive.

The US healthcare system is rapidly evolving from fee-for-service payments toward value-based reimbursement. This change is being driven in large part by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to unsustainable growth in the expense of healthcare combined with a perceived lack of quality in the outcomes that the healthcare system has […] Read More >>

MIPS: Clinical Practice Improvement Activities and the QCDR

On April 27, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement key provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. MACRA is bipartisan legislation that replaces the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula by paying clinicians for the value and quality of care they […] Read More >>

Alphabet Soup- MACRA & MIPS

Perhaps the most challenging part of understanding healthcare legislation is knowing what all of the acronyms mean. To ease some of the confusion, we have put together a short glossary of terms and a reference guide to the most recent regulatory alphabet soup. MACRA – Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act This legislation for healthcare […] Read More >>