October 16, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractor, Acumen, LLC, are conducting field testing for 13 cost measures before consideration of their potential use in the cost performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program in 2020 or beyond. During field testing, all stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the measures and supplemental documents through October 31, 2018. Participation in field testing is voluntary.
The following measures are being field tested:
Eleven New Episode-Based Cost Measures Currently under Development:
Two Cost Measures Undergoing Re-evaluation:
Note: These are not the same measures currently in use for the 2017 and 2018 MIPS performance periods.
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Ways to Provide Feedback: