October 01, 2018
Area(s) of Interest: Practice Management
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance scores and payment adjustment information for the 2019 payment year. Physicians have until October 15, 2018, to request a targeted review if they believe an error was made in the calculation of their performance score.
This deadline has been pushed back two weeks to allow additional time for providers to access and review their performance feedback. Targeted reviews can be requested via your EIDM account on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website.
MIPS final scores and performance feedback are available on the QPP website. The payment adjustment you will receive in 2019 is based on this final score. A positive, negative or neutral payment adjustment will be applied to the Medicare paid amount for covered professional services furnished under the Medicare physician fee schedule in 2019.
Physicians, physician groups and accountable care organizations (and their authorized representatives) can access their performance feedback by logging into qpp.cms.gov with the same EIDM credentials used to submit and view their data during the submission period.
CMS has posted the 2017 Performance Feedback User Guide on CMS.gov to help eligible clinicians and groups understand their 2017 MIPS performance feedback.
To learn more about the steps for requesting a targeted review, please review the following: