We're delighted for our clients, not simply because of the bonus they’ll realize in 2021, but also because their ability to demonstrate quality outcomes will give patients, referring providers and commercial payers visibility into the high quality of care they provide.
AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) August 13, 2020
Keet Inc., (“Keet”), a leading patient engagement and clinical outcomes company, announced today that 100% of clients submitting 2019 outcomes data through the company’s Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) have exceeded the performance threshold for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), making them eligible for a bonus on every Medicare Part B payment collected in 2021. Additionally, 98% of Keet Outcomes clients are recognized with Exceptional Performance scores, with clients earning an average 91.2 score and 24% earning a perfect 100-point score.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce our clients’ MIPS results,” said Holly Tayor, President and General Manager, Keet. “2019 was the first year rehab providers were eligible for the MIPS program and those choosing to voluntarily participate should be recognized for their contributions in demonstrating the value of physical therapy to the broader healthcare system. Our early-adopter clients placed their trust in both our technology and our understanding of value-based care to support them in navigating the complexities of the new program. I’m delighted for our clients, not simply because of the bonus they’ll realize in 2021, but also because their ability to demonstrate quality outcomes will give patients, referring providers and commercial payers visibility into the high quality of care they provide.”
Keet is the industry's only consolidated mobile platform for patient engagement, outcomes collection, analysis, reporting, and MIPS submission for rehab therapists. The powerful combination of patient engagement and outcomes allows providers to assign automated care plans to decrease care variability and deliver consistent clinical results. The Keet platform provisions, scores and trends patient reported outcomes allowing providers to adjust patient care plans during treatment to get better results for their patients, while simultaneously leveraging this data to meet MIPS quality reporting requirements.
Among Keet’s clients surpassing the exceptional bonus threshold was ProRehab, a large regional clinic in Indiana with 17 locations and over 100 therapists that is part of Confluent Health. “Keet was our easy button,” said Andrea Baumann, COO, ProRehab. “With Keet, we took our patient experience to the next level by offering patient engagement and outcomes in one solution, enabling us to easily satisfy MIPS requirements, maximize our reimbursement potential and compete for value-based contracts. Keet is focused on the future of our industry, staying innovative and, most important to us, is fully aligned with the ProRehab philosophy on care, outcomes and education - bringing us closer to our ultimate goal of providing quality care for our patients.”
Medicare is required to post provider MIPS scores on their website after their second MIPS performance year, using the same 5-star rating system currently used for hospitals and post-acute facilities. Providers who voluntarily participated in MIPS for the 2019 reporting year will be the first rehab providers to have their ratings published starting in 2021.
“While many in our industry tried to downplay the importance of the MIPS program, it’s clear that not only is it here to stay, it’s a critical first step in the transition to value-based care.” said Taylor. “While we have long predicted the transition from fee for service, the economic pressures on the healthcare system are accelerating that transition. The federal legislation that created the MIPS program mandates that Medicare reimburse all providers through value-based models no later than 2022, which means 2021 will be the last year rehab providers can voluntarily participate and develop the competencies they need to succeed. We are heavily invested in helping our clients navigate these changes and are passionate about elevating rehab therapists up the value chain by helping them to objectively demonstrate the high quality, cost efficient care they provide.”
Keet, Inc., is a health tech company on a mission to restore humanity in healthcare. Since 2015, Keet has been committed to helping providers, employers, and health systems facilitate and deliver more connected, personalized care through our patient engagement platform. Keet, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Clinicient, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.keethealth.com.