• MIPS Manual 2017—Quality: The All-Cause Hospital Readmission (ACR) Measure for Larger Practices

    Written By: Rebecca Hancock, Flora Lum, MD, Chris McDonagh, Cherie McNett, Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH, and Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS

    This content was excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS Manual 2017.


    In addition to the 6 quality measures that you must actively report, the quality performance category includes 1 population measure—the All-Cause Hospital Readmission (ACR) Measure—that is carried over from the Value-Based Modifier program. This measure only applies to larger groups (16 or more MIPS participants) that meet the case minimum requirement of 200 cases (10 times larger than the case minimum requirement for the reportable quality measures).

    The reporting period will be the calendar year. Practices don’t need to report this measure; they will be evaluated based on administrative claims data. As with the reported quality measures, the ACR measure will have a floor of 3 points during the 2017 performance year.

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