Christina Ytterock

Christina Ytterock

About Christina Ytterock

Christina is a Project Management and Application Specialist at eMedApps with over 20 years of experience in the Health Care industry. The Certified NextGen professional applies her clinical, IT and Quality background along with her NextGen system knowledge to aid practices in workflow enhancements, efficiency optimization, upgrades, reporting, CCM, PCMH, Meaningful Use, MIPS, quality initiatives and best practice implementation. Christina resides in Michigan and is detail orientated, organized, and has a positive can-do attitude. She thoroughly enjoys working with clients to achieve their goals.

MIPS Preparation 2021 – Stay Ahead with These Tips

By Christina Ytterock NOTE: MIPS success requires focus and attention.  Here are some tips on what you can do right now to prepare for a successful 2021 reporting year.  As many of you know, the 2020 MIPS attestation window has closed and we are well into the 2nd quarter of 2021. Given that fact, special [...]

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MIPS 2021 Final Rule

2021 is rapidly approaching and eMedApps wants healthcare organizations to be aware of the 2021 MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) Final Rules. Below we have a few categories with updates that should be reviewed to ensure that reporting goes smoothly in the upcoming year. Traditional MIPS Performance threshold and category weights The performance threshold is [...]

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CMS Patients over Paperwork Initiative

Patients over Paperwork Initiative The Patients over Paperwork initiative focuses its efforts on patients while easing the regulatory burdens that break the doctor-patient relationship while ensuring Providers deliver the best quality care to their patients. The program has focused its efforts in the following areas: Implementing MACRA to lessen burden & cost Cutting documentation requirements [...]

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CMS Program Overhaul to Promote Interoperability

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a name change the EHR Incentive Programs as part of an effort to overhaul the programs. As part of the proposed rule, the change aims to transform the EHR Incentive Programs also introducing changes to Medicare payment policy rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) [...]

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Meaningful Measures Initiative

So, what is the meaningful measures initiative? Initiative from CMS which identifies high priority areas for quality measurement and improvement. Launched in 2017 This program will not replace any existing program Meaningful Measures move payments toward value and focus’s efforts on quality areas incorporating the following principles: Address high impact measure areas that safeguard public [...]

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule for MACRA 2018 that focuses on alleviating the burden on EC’s and clarifying the policies related to the Quality Payment Program. The rule attempts to make things easier for smaller, independent, and rural practices. The final rule includes some changes that mean fewer [...]