CMS releases Quality Payment Program results: 6 takeaways

CMS released initial Quality Payment Program information for the 2019 efficiency year on Oct. 27..

6 things to understand:.

1. There are two paths for eligible clinician involvement in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Acts Quality Payment Program: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model, or Advanced APM.

2. CMS stated 97.4 percent of clinicians qualified to get involved in MIPS did so in 2019.

3. More than 85 percent of clinicians in little practices participated in MIPS in 2019..

4. The variety of doctors participating in Advanced APMs increased from 183,306 in 2018 to 195,564 in 2019..

5. Due to the COVID-19 nationwide emergency situation, CMS resumed the 2019 unmanageable and extreme circumstances application to permit clinicians and medical groups to demand reweighting of the MIPS performance classifications to 0 percent..

6. More than 65,000 MIPS-eligible clinicians received reweighting of one or more efficiency categories due to the severe and unmanageable scenarios policy. Of those, 29,136 got reweighting of all of the efficiency classifications and were assigned a neutral rating..

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