MIPS Tips (November)

Are you ready to finish strong? The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2019 reporting year is now in its last few weeks.

Category Corner – Cost performance category of MIPS.
Although the Cost category is not tracked in CQR and is entirely claims-based, it is still important for providers to understand how it is scored as it accounts for 15% of the overall score in 2019. Reference the 2019 Cost Performance Category Fact Sheet for more information.

Program Perks – New and important updates from CMS on the Quality Payment Program.
CMS released the 2020 Final Rule on November 4, 2019, via a QPP Listserv announcement (reference the 2020 QPP Final Rule Fact Sheet for more information). 2020 QPP Final Rule Policy Highlights and key finalized policies for 2020 include:

Measurement Metrics – Specific measures and how to improve your scores.

Toolbox Tactics – Tips for how to use CQR, the Quality Reporting tool to manage and monitor your progress. 
Providers and administrators can find the CMS specifications for various measures or Improvement Activities for MIPS via CQR.

MIPS Consulting
Quatris Healthco offers quality consulting services to our Centricity customers. For information, contact mkeller@qhco.com. Note: The content of this email may not apply to your practice. Contact your EMR vendor on processes for support and quality reporting program.