Tag: MIPS

MIPS Annual Call for Measures Deadline Closing Soon

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Annual Call for Measures and Activities process allows clinicians, professional associations, and medical societies that represent clinicians, researchers, consumer groups, and others to identify and su...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new and updated materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2020 MIPS Exceptions Application Fact Sheet
This new resource details the automat...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new and updated materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2020 Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) Qualified Posting
This resource l...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new and updated materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2019 QPP Data Submission User Guide
This resource lists additional information fo...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new and updated materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2019 CMS Web Interface User Guide
This resource outlines how to access the CMS We...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new and updated materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2020 MIPS Data Validation Criteria
This document lists the 2020 criteria used to ...

CMS Promotes COVID-19 Clinical Trials Improvement Activity in Letter to Clinicians

In a letter to clinicians, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) encouraged clinicians who participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) to contribute to scientific research and evidence through clinical trials to help fight the C...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new and updated materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • Quality Payment Program COVID-19 Response
This resource detailing the current fle...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new and updated materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2020 MIPS Data Validation Criteria
This resources lists the criteria used during ...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new and updated materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2020 Registration Guide for the CMS Web Interface and CAHPS for MIPS Survey
The r...

MIPS 2019 Performance Year Submission Deadline Extended

On March 23, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the deadline for clinicians to submit data for the 2019 performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The deadline has been extended from March 31...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new and updated materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2020 MIPS Data Validation Criteria
This resource lists the 2020 data validation c...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new and updated materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2019 Group Participation Guide
This guide details group participation requirement...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2020 MIPS Quick Start Guide
This guide highlights key program requirements for providers to p...

March 31 Deadline for MIPS Data Submission

The deadline for eligible clinicians to submit 2019 performance year data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is March 31 at 8:00 PM (EDT). All MIPS data must be submitted through the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website using a clin...

Annual Call for MIPS Measures and Activities: Promoting Interoperability and Improvement Activities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently accepting submissions for new measures to be included in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Promoting Interoperability and Improvement Activities performance categories. T...

CMS Announces MIPS Value Pathways Overview Webinar: Feb 12

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) scheduled a webinar to provide an overview of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Value Pathways (MVPs) participation framework. This webinar will summarize the MVP framework, discuss t...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2020 CAHPS for MIPS Minimum Business Requirements
This documents lists the requirements inter...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2020 MIPS Payment Adjustment Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides an overview of the 2020 paym...

CMS Schedules MIPS 2020 Overview Webinar on Jan 22

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) scheduled a webinar to provide an overview of the 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year. The agency is scheduled to discuss the basics of the Quality Payment Program (QP...

CMS Launches the MIPS Value Pathways Website

In the CY 2020 Quality Payment Program proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Value Pathway (MVP).  The agency has launched the MVP website housing additional in...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2019 Data Submission FAQs
This resource provides answers to frequently asked questions about ...

MIPS Eligibility Lookup Tool: 2020 Data Now Available & 2019 Data Corrected

2020 MIPS Eligibility Data Now Available The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have updated the Quality Payment Program Participation Status Lookup Tool to include initial provider eligibility status for the 2020 performance ye...

CMS Releases Final 2018 QPP Performance Results: Max Positive 2020 Payment Adjustment is 1.68%

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance results for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) which impacts 2020 payments. The findings are summarized in a blog post...

Submission Deadline for 2019 MIPS Data: March 31, 2020

Clinicians who participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) during the 2019 performance year can now submit data through March 31, 2020. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened the portal on the Quality Paym...

CMS Solicits New Specialty Measure Sets

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting recommendations for new specialty specific measure sets, or adjustments to existing measure sets for 2021 performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS). Recommen...

MIPS Eligibility Status Final 2019 Update Now Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published a portal for clinicians to check their eligibility status for participation in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Clinicians can enter their National Provider Identifier in th...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • MIPS Value Pathways Overview Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides information on the Merit-bas...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2019 Exceptions FAQs
This resources answers questions about the 2019 Promoting Interoperabili...

Call for Nominations: MIPS Improvement Activities Validation TEP

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently accepting nominations for a technical expert panel (TEP) on the validation criteria for the Improvement Activities for the 2020 performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment Sy...

CMS Hosts Webinar on the 2020 QPP Final Rule on Nov. 19

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, November 19 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM (ET) where they will review major changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) in the CY 2020 final rule. The webinar will als...

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 a...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) Overview
This video describes the MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) frame...

CMS Opens MIPS Virtual Group Election Period

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting election notices from providers who want to participate in a MIPS virtual group for the 2020 performance year. The deadline to submit a notice is December 31, 2019. A virtual group is...

New CMS Policy in Effect for Quality Measures Impacted by ICD-10 Updates

Finalized in the CY 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established a new protocol for quality measures impacted by changes in ICD-10 coding. This new protocol went into effect on October 1, 2019. ...

QPP Training Courses Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering web training courses for providers to learn more about the Quality Payment Program. Courses are offered through the Medicare Learning Network. More information about the training can be...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2018 MIPS Performance Feedback Beneficiary-Level Data Reports Supplement

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2019 Clinical Quality Measure Specifications and Supporting Documents

CMS Accepting Applications for Hardship and Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances MIPS Exceptions

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting hardship exception applications for the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Performance Category, 2019 Performance Year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Providers who qua...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2020 MIPS Payment Adjustment Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provide...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2019 MIPS Participation and Eligibility Fact Sheet

This factsh...

MIPS Targeted Review Request Deadline: September 30

Clinicians who participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2018 performance period have received performance feedback and final score calculation from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Participants who believe t...

CMS Hosting MIPS Value Pathways Webinar

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar to discuss the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Value Pathways (MVPs) proposed in a CMS Request for Information (RFI) appearing in the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Sc...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2019 CMS Web Interface Fact Sheet

This document provides an ov...

Register for the 2020 Self-Nomination Application Virtual Office Hours

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold virtual office hours for participants to learn more about the Qualified Registry and Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Self-Nominati...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2019 CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendor List

This document provides ...

CMS Discontinues MAQI Demonstration

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) Demonstration will be discontinued due to the low rates of participation. Therefore, CMS will not be accepting appli...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2019 CMS Web Interface Sampling Methodology

This document expl...

CMS Releases CY 2020 PFS Proposed Rule

On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies (CMS-1715-P), which includes proposals relat...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • MIPS Data Validation and Audit Overview

This resource provides...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2018 QPP Participation Results Infographic

This resource is a ...

MIPS 2018 vs 2017: Fewer Eligible Participants but Greater Proportion to Receive Positive Payment Adjustment

On July 12, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a blog post and infographic to share preliminary participation data for the Quality Payment Program during 2018. Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) payment adju...

2017 QPP Performance Information Now Available on Physician Compare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services added new performance information to the Physician Compare website. The 2017 Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance information on Physician Compare profile pages for Merit-Based Incentive Payment Sy...

CMS Hosts Self-Nomination Registry and QCDR Office Hours on August 14, 2019

As the 2020 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Performance Period Self-Nomination period is underway, CMS will host a 2020 Self-Nomination Application Virtual Office Hours. The purpose of this session is to give attendees the opportunity to ...

2018 MIPS Final Scores Impacting 2020 Medicare FFS Payments Now Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released final scores for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). An eligible group or individual clinician’s performance in the 2018 MIPS program will result in upward, downward or...

2020 MIPS Self-Nomination Materials for Registries and QCDRs Now Available

The 2020 performance period MIPS Self-Nomination Materials for qualified registry and Qualified Clinical Data Registry QCDR) vendors and were posted to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library. The materials include: