Just nine of 18 performance measures relevant to internists within the 2019 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) have been found to be valid measures of physician-level quality performance, according to an analysis by ACP's Performance Measurement Committee.
In a paper published earlier this year, the Committee analyzed and rated an additional 86 performance measures included in MIPS and found that only 32 were valid (37 percent). Policymakers, physician organizations, and measure developers should encourage inclusion of measures rated as valid in accountability, payment, and reporting programs.
ACP recognizes the importance of the performance measurement field in the changing health care environment. The College's goal is to encourage the use of high-quality, evidence-based performance measures to optimally guide the improvement of the quality of patient care and the practice of internal medicine. For access to ACP's meaningful performance measure recommendations for other topics, visit ACP's repository online.