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This payment track builds on traditional fee-for-service payments by adjusting them up or down based on a physician’s performance in a new reporting system.
CMS has released the final MIPS scores for practices who submitted data for the 2017 performance year. To better understand your payment adjustments based on 2017 participation, please refer to the official 2017 MIPS Payment Adjustment Fact Sheet.
This reporting system combines several existing Medicare reporting programs; the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Medicare EHR Incentive Program (also known as Meaningful Use), and the Value-Based Payment Modifier Program—and also adds in a new component, Improvement Activities.
In Year 2 (2020 payments based on 2018 performance) physicians participating in MIPS will receive a composite score based on four weighted categories:
These categories will be combined into one number called the MIPS Composite Performance Score.
Excluded individuals or groups must have ≤ $90,000 Part B allowed charges OR ≤ 200 Part B patients.
Look up your (or your group's) eligibility on the CMS site.
MIPS payments will be the Medicare base rate in addition to a physician’s composite performance score adjusting his or her payments up or down.
Payments can never be reduced by more than the level set in the law. However, in order to make the adjustments budget neutral, the upward adjustments may have a scaling factor applied to make the total upward and downward adjustments equal to each other.
Additionally, physicians who are determined to be an exceptional performer will be eligible to receive an additional positive payment adjustment of up to 10%. This exceptional performance payment adjustment is not budget neutral but will come from a separate designated fund.