Performance feedback is now available for the 2018 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year. The feedback presents your final score, including the Cost Category, year-to-year Quality Improvement (if applicable) and the payment adjustment that you will receive. This blog explains how to navigate your performance feedback report.
CMS recently announced it’s contract with an agency to conduct MIPS audits and data validation for 2017 and 2018 performance years. The best way to face an audit is to have planned for it and be prepared. So, we have compiled a MIPS audit checklist for you, in case you happen to be chosen for one.
Quality Payment Program performance data for 2017 will be publicly available on Physician Compare website in early 2019 to help the Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers make informed decisions, and to encourage clinicians to deliver quality care. With that, MIPS score and its impact on reputation will begin to get very real. This data will serve as the MIPS report card for all providers participating in QPP (MIPS, APMs). So, it would be best to understand what data would be published on Physician Compare, in what format, and for whom.
If you are reporting as a group, you may need to report the All-Cause Hospital Readmission Measure (ACR). Read this post to get your questions answered about Applicability, Reporting, Case Minimum, and Scoring of the All Cause Hospital Readmission Measure.
Reporting as a group might not only be beneficial for administrative burden reduction and meeting the case-minimums, it might also help increase performance rates and the total positive payment adjustment. To understand how that is possible, read how MIPS group reporting works.
Learn how MIPS Payment Adjustment Calculation will work for 2018 and the implications of MIPS Score that go beyond money. If you are thinking of submitting just enough data to avoid the penalty, read on why you should work on maximizing your MIPS score instead.
The time is ripe to direct the attention towards MIPS 2018 submissions. To get ready, the first step is to check the participation status and then evaluate the reporting options to determine the option that will get you the highest MIPS score and maximize the payment adjustment. As you embark on the preparations for second year of MIPS, there are 3 significant changes that you must be aware of:
Recently, QPP tool was updated to reflect the latest MIPS 2018 Participation Status. This was referred to as the “Final 2018 MIPS Eligibility Status” in a recent CMS newsletter, which has many MIPS eligible clinicians and groups thoroughly confused. This blog aims at removing the confusion by helping clinicians understand how the MIPS 2018 participation status is determined and if they would be required to participate in MIPS.
I am often asked how does MyMipsScore differ from the many “submission” options available in the market. A demo of our solution usually answers that question satisfactorily. But how do you compare yourself with a free option provided by the government? I am going to address that elephant in the room today…..
MACRA Final Rule 2018 was published back in Nov 2017, but the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that was signed on Feb 9th, 2018 changed certain provisions related to the Cost Category for MIPS 2018 performance year. Cost performance category would still have a 10% weight in calculation of the final MIPS score in 2018, but there are some changes related to performance improvement in the Cost category.