Specialty Measures for MIPS

Under CMS' Quality Payment Programs, eligible clinicians are going to have to report on specific categories in order to be reimbursed for patients' treatment under Medicare. Physicians can avoid a negative 4 percent Medicare Part B payment adjustment in 2019 by fulfilling 2017 quality reporting requirements for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act's (MACRA) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Practices familiar with the data reporting requirements under the federal Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Meaningful Use (MU), should have an easier time transitioning to the new MIPS system.

In 2017 and the 2018 Proposed Rule, Quality will consist of 60 percent of the total score for the performance period. Clinicians are asked to review and select the six measures that best fit their practice, as not all measures will be applicable to each specialty.


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