UPDATE: Providers Must Be Ready Now For New Medicare Cards

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has started mailing newly-designed Medicare cards with the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), or Medicare Number.   People enrolling in Medicare for the first time will be among the first to get the new cards, no matter where they live, so providers must be ready now to use … Continued

MIPS Data Submission Has Closed; Preliminary Feedback Data Now Available

The data submission period for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) closed Tuesday, April 3. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently in the process of reviewing all the data submitted.   CMS officials issued an online statement Wednesday that thanked “all of the clinicians who submitted their data, as well … Continued

Notes From the Field: How to Deal with MIPS and EIDM Heartburn

The window for 2018 MIPS reporting closes in three days, though many clinicians and large ACO groups are in a state of limbo with regard to receiving or apply for an Enterprise Identity Management account (EIDM). An EIDM is necessary for submitting Advancing Care Information (ACI) under MIPS. Primaris Clinical Operations Senior Program Manager Lisa … Continued

Primaris wins bid for oversight, review of Missouri Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

COLUMBIA—Columbia-based Primaris Holdings Inc. has received a contract to provide oversight and review of managed Medicaid health plans for more than a half million Missourians. The one-year, half-million dollar contract with the Missouri Department of Social Services/MO HealthNet Division, is renewable for four additional one-year terms. Primaris, a company with healthcare improvement roots dating back … Continued

Primaris CEO joins speakers highlighting challenges, costs of cardiovascular disease.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBIA, Mo. – Women, rural areas, and inner city populations have unique needs when it comes to preventing and managing cardiovascular disease, Primaris CEO Richard A. Royer told a group of physicians and other healthcare professionals Friday at the Missouri Million Hearts conference in Columbia, Mo. “The healthcare landscape is changing,” Royer … Continued

Mid-America Transplant Earns Another Missouri Quality Award

  Nov. 9, 2017 – COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mid-America Transplant of St. Louis has joined a short, elite list of organizations that have received the Missouri Quality Award three or more times. Midwest Excellence Institute CEO Sherry Marshall announced Tuesday that Mid-America Transplant is the 2017 Missouri Quality Award recipient for the third time. Mid-America … Continued

‘Quality Talk’: Primaris Launches Healthcare Podcast

Oct. 30, 2017 – COLUMBIA, Mo. – The marketing team at Primaris Healthcare Business Solutions, a national consulting firm based in Columbia, Mo., has added a podcast to its portfolio of work connecting with healthcare providers, physician groups, hospitals, and health systems. “Quality Talk” is now available on iTunes and SoundCloud. The podcast joins a digital family that … Continued

Primaris helps lead Medicare improvement efforts in Missouri

Columbia, MO—Thousands of Missouri Medicare beneficiaries are benefitting from quality improvement initiatives – ranging from immunization education to reducing hospital admissions and diabetes self-management – led by a team that includes Columbia-based Primaris as a subcontractor to the TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2016 QIO Program Progress … Continued

Primaris to help rural healthcare providers navigate federal Quality Payment Program

Primaris to help support TMF Health Quality Institute provide support for small medical practices in CMS Quality Payment Program. COLUMBIA, MO. – Primaris announced today that it will provide on-the-ground training and education about the Quality Payment Program as a subcontractor to TMF Health Quality Institute. TMF, a leading non-profit health care consulting company based … Continued

Primaris honored for efforts to help transform nation’s healthcare system

Primaris, a Columbia-based healthcare consulting company, was honored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its efforts to help transform the quality of care in the nation’s hospitals as part of the Partnership for Patients initiative. The success of the initiative led to CMS employees Dr. Paul McGann, CMS chief medical officer, … Continued