October 09, 2017
MedPAC proposes to eliminate MIPS and its related reporting requirements. MIPS would be replaced by a voluntary value program. Under the proposed model all clinicians would have a portion of fee schedule payments withheld. Clinicians then could:
MedPAC believes that MIPS is not sustainable and that since CMS will begin making payment adjustments in 2019, action is needed immediately.
The presentation slide set from the October 5 meeting is available here.
The June 2017 Report to Congress where MedPAC proposes a redesign of MIPS is available here.
More information on MedPAC is available at their website.
More information about the Quality Payment Program is available here.