During the webinar “Get Ready for MIPS 2019”, we discussed the significant changes in all the performance categories and how 2019 version of MyMipsScore is equipped to handle them. Particularly how you can find the best Quality measures across multiple collection types, and how scoring and reweighting works for the newly restructured PI category. We have compiled a list of questions and answers from the webinar for your ready reference.
Evaluating the cost of care alongside the quality of care is not new. It was an element of PQRS program (QRUR reports) and with MIPS, CMS aspires to make further progress in this area. Can proposed changes for MIPS 2019, lead to a meaningful reduction in cost? Can CMS strike the delicate balance between Cost and Quality of care with the new mix of measures?.
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.