Do the Right Thing

We realize that dedicated clinicians are rarely motivated to do the right thing for patients solely by money, but tying compensation to quality measures does help keep the importance of documenting quality of care a priority. By using “macros” (pre-programmed menus) in the electronic medical record, clinicians could do the right thing with less effort (comply with documenting CPGs). Clinicians must embrace accountability and allow technology to assist them to do the right thing. Continual measurement of compliance to the CPGs will keep this goal a priority AND allow us to prove our outcomes as we all make the move to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

“The USWR has been committed to quality practice since 2008 when we started the 'Do the Right Thing™' initiative to get physicians to implement proper diabetic foot ulcer off-loading and venous ulcer compression bandaging as well as screening for arterial disease," said Caroline Fife, Executive Director of the US Wound Registry. "We have used USWR data to show where physicians were missing opportunities to do a better job of patient care, and how quality relates to better patient outcomes. If you or your loved one has a chronic non-healing wound, you want to go to a clinician participating in quality reporting through the USWR. It means that they are sharing their quality data with their peers across the USA, and working hard to ‘Do the Right Thing.'”


Choose the MIPS Survival Path that is Right for You!

MIPS Survival - Avoid Penalty

Meet the minimum MIPS requirement to avoid the 4% penalty by downloading and implementing one CPIA project from the USWR. This is the most basic level of engagement, does not require a specific EHR, and can be accomplished in only 35 minutes! LEARN MORE

MIPS Survival Plus - Moderate Bonus

Participate for a MIPS bonus and begin to Thrive by submitting basic quality data to the USWR and downloading 2-4 CPIA projects from those we have already developed for your specialty. This is a deeper level of engagement that can be done with any 2014 certified EHR, and will only take a provider about 90-120 minutes to complete!LEARN MORE

Intellicure Network - Optimum Bonus

Become a member of the Intellicure Network and position yourself to truly Thrive under MIPS and qualify for the highest bonus possible with the least amount of effort. Members of the Intellicure Network are able to leverage the integration of the USWR, and Intellicure EHR...the only wound care and podiatry specific EHR able to fully facilitate the seamless execution of MIPS in alignment with a QCDR by simply navigating its standard charting process. This requires the use of the Intellicure EHR and will only take about 2-3 hours of a provider's time throughout the entire reporting year! LEARN MORE