MAG encouraging members to check adjusted MIPS score ASAP

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging its members to review their adjusted Medicare Quality Payment Program MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) score for 2017 – which will serve as the basis of their pay for 2019 – as soon as possible.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released adjusted the 2017 MIP scores that it posted in July 2018.

CMS says that the biggest MIPS scores adjustments involved…

– Advancing Care Information’ (ACI) hardship exceptions

– Extreme’ and ‘Uncontrollable Circumstances’ hardship exceptions

– Participating in the ‘Improvement Activities (IA) Burden Reduction Study’

– Adding the ‘All-Cause Readmission’ (ACR) measure to the final MIPS score

MAG HealtheParadigm Director Ryan Larosa explains that, “CMS uses these scores or ‘performance feedback’ to identify areas of excellence and opportunities for improvement, and they apply to every physician who submitted 2017 MIPS data.”

He says that it’s not clear whether CMS will readjust the scores for physicians who are participating in the QPP’s APMs (Alternative Payment Models), so MAG is encouraging these physicians to double check their QPP scores for 2017 as well.   

Larosa stresses that physicians should log into their Enterprise Identity Data Management (EIDM) account to review their revised 2017 MIPS scores by the October 15, 2018, which is the deadline to submit any appeals to CMS. If a physician does not have an EIDM account, they can click here to create one.

Physicians can call CMS at 866.288.8292 with questions, and MAG members can also contact Larosa at rlarosa@mag.org or 678.303.9256 for assistance.

Click for CMS Updates 2017 MIPS Performance Feedback summary

Click for CMS MIPS Score ‘Targeted Review User Guide’