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USF announced Monday its wide-ranging feasibility study exploring the viability of an on-campus football stadium enters the survey phase starting this week.

USF to survey constituents regarding on

USF announced Monday its wide-ranging feasibility study exploring the viability of an on-campus football stadium enters the survey phase starting this week.

“As we have said from the beginning of this process, the interests of our university community, USF students, alumni and supporters will be an integral part of our decision-making process as we continue to study the potential for an on-campus football stadium,” athletic director Mark Harlan said in a statement released by the school.

“The next step in our study is to reach out to those constituents and ask for their input and opinions. We look forward to their participation in this process and learning from what they have to say.”

USF released its stadium conceptual planning study last August, indicating four sites were being explored, all near or bordering Fowler Avenue. At that time, projected capacity for the stadium was 40,000-50,000, with total costs estimated at $200 million.

  • Date: 2018-04-16T17:02:00Z-04
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SPH Analytics Achieves MIPS Reporting Success for 2017 Submissions

USF Health achieved Exceptional Performance for its 2017 MIPS reporting through optimization of its measures and continuous quality monitoring.

We achieved scores well above what we would have done had we simply reported out of Epic, and we attained Exceptional Performance by monitoring our quality improvement work via our Population Care dashboard and through the help and guidance of the SPH team.

SPH Analytics, the top ranked MACRA and MIPS Technology vendor, announced today that 100% of its MIPS-eligible clients have successfully submitted for the 2017 MIPS reporting year, ensuring all avoided the CMS negative penalty. In addition, 50% of SPH clients achieved “Exceptional Performance”, making them eligible for bonus payments. SPH submitted MIPS data for more than 70 provider groups (TINs), representing more than a million patients and more than 1500 MIPS-eligible clinicians across primary care, urgent care, and specialty practices.

SPH is approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for 2017 and 2018 as both a Qualified Registry and a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). QCDRs can report data for individual clinicians or groups for all MIPS performance categories that require data submission. Further, a QCDR can host “non-MIPS” measures approved by CMS for reporting.

The Exceptional Performance bonus in MIPS is a pool of $500 million reserved for top MIPS performers. To be an exceptional performer in MIPS, providers must earn 70 out of 100 points for their Composite Performance Score. This 70-point threshold applies in both 2017 and 2018.

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  • Date: 2018-04-09T11:56:32+00:00
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