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Across the nation there have been some misconceptions about the incentive percentages applied to the MIPS program. The Great Plains QIN team wants to help our providers understand how the percentages were calculated in this budget-neutral program to have a clearer picture of the process and outcomes. We want to share the CMS tools and upcoming webinar information that will assist us in this endeavor.

MIPS eligible clinicians with final scores of 70 or above will be rewarded with an additional payment adjustment factor on a linear sliding scale, similar to the way standard MIPS payment adjustment factors are applied. Although the additional payment adjustment factors for exceptional performance aren’t required to be budget neutral, the estimated aggregate increase in payments resulting from the additional payment adjustment factors for exceptional performance for all MIPS eligible clinicians cannot exceed $500 million in 2019.

If further clarification is needed, please email us at: qppsupport@greatplainsqin.org  or call us at 402/817-7250.  If you want to continue to receive information about the Quality Payment Program, join our Learning and Action Network.

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Register for Upcoming 2017 Performance Feedback and Targeted Review Office Hours

If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017, your MIPS final score and performance feedback are now available on the Quality Payment Program website. If you believe that an error has been made in your 2019 MIPS payment adjustment calculation, you can request a targeted review until October 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm (EDT).

CMS will be hosting two “Office Hours” sessions over the next few weeks to:

  • Provide a brief overview of MIPS 2017 performance feedback and targeted review
  • Answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Highlight helpful performance feedback and targeted review resources available

We encourage you to email questions prior to the Office Hours sessions: CMSQualityTeam@ketchum.com. Do not use this email to submit a targeted review request; it is only for office hours questions.

Office Hours Details

Performance Feedback and Targeted Review Office Hours Session
Tuesday, July 31
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. CT
Register

Performance Feedback and Targeted Review Office Hours Session
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CT
Register

Please note: Space for these sessions is limited. Register now to secure your spot. The audio portion of the sessions will be broadcast through the web. You can listen to the presentation through your computer speakers.

Join CMS for Webinars on MIPS Performance Categories for Year 2 (2018)
CMS is hosting a series of webinars on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Performance Categories for Year 2 (2018) of the Quality Payment Program. The webinars will provide an overview on the cost, improvement activities and quality performance categories for Year 2.

CMS subject matter experts will cover topics including category requirements, scoring details and data submission mechanisms. Below are details for the following webinars and how to register:

MIPS Cost Performance Category for Year 2 (2018) Overview Webinar
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
12:00 to 1:00 PM CT
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MIPS Improvement Activities Performance Category for Year 2 (2018) Overview Webinar
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
12:00 to 1:00 PM CT
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MIPS Quality Performance Category for Year 2 (2018) Overview Webinar
Monday, August 6, 2018
12:00 to 1:00 PM CT
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