Quality improvement involves many formulas within the healthcare infrastructure and the combined efforts of healthcare professionals, patients, payers and researchers. A systematic and analytical approach to practice quality and performance improvement are essential for ensuring and improving patient safety.
CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP)
Performance Year 2019 for MIPS eligible clinicians
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2019 performance period for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) ends December 31, 2019. For the full timeline of deadlines, please visit CMS's QPP timeline.
MIPS payment adjustment in 2020
All MIPS eligible clinicians received a 2020 MIPS payment adjustment based on their 2018 MIPS final score and comparison to performance thresholds. This adjustment impacts payments for the upcoming 2020 year. The performance threshold was 15 points to avoid a negative payment adjustment and 70 points for exceptional performance. Read more about MIPS or access additional QPP resources for more information.
It is critical to engage your practice in meeting the requirements of the QPP today by participating in the IR Registry. Members should contact practice managers now and discuss the steps to participate in this registry. ACR’s participation agreement should be part of this discussion and is available for download here.
View this step-by-step instructional video on how to submit MIPS data.