Request for Comment on MIPS Cardiac Outpatient Outcome Measure

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is soliciting comments on a measure for acute cardiovascular-related admissions for patients with heart failure. The comment period is now open and closes on November 27, 2019. The request for comments and information about submitting comments can be found here.

The intent of this cardiovascular admissions measure is to be used to assess clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and compare clinicians with similar patient demographics to assess the quality of care. Quality scores will be calculated based on outcomes from Medicare claims and will not require additional reporting by participating MIPS clinicians.

Additional information about MIPS can be found on the QPP website.



For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or