At the end of June, CMS issued the proposed rule for the 2018 performance year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization (MACRA) Act.
As a reminder; the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is one of the two Quality Payment Program (QPP) value-based payment programs. The second is the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM). The first performance measurement year for the MIPS is 2017, with the payment year being 2019. For 2017, MIPS will be based on performance in three categories:
- Advancing Clinical Information (n/a for hospital-based providers in 2017)
- Clinical Practice Improvement Activities