EyeNet’s Guide to MIPS 2017
The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) launched on Jan. 1, 2017. MIPS is part of the new Medicare physician payment system, the Quality Payment Program.
To help you come to grips with MIPS, the Academy is developing a rich range of ophthalmic-specific tools and materials (see “Academy Medicare Physician Payment Resources,” below), including a series of EyeNet articles which will each be published online ahead of print:
Part 1: Know the Basics (January)
Part 2: How to Report Quality (February)
Part 3: How to Report Advancing Care Information (March)
Part 4: How to Report Improvement Activities (to appear in the April print edition)
Part 5: Scoring and Payment Adjustments (May)
Please Note: EyeNet’s articles are based on the information available when they are published. However, CMS is still developing its subregulatory guidance for MIPS. As the program evolves, the Academy will keep you up to date on the developments that are most important for ophthalmology—see below for details.
Academy Medicare Physician Payment Resources
As you transition to MIPS, your to-do list should include:
- Bookmark AAO.org’s Medicare Physician Payment and MIPS pages—aao.org/medicare and aao.org/mips
- Find out when Codequest is coming to your state; these sessions will include MIPS implementation strategies —aao.org/codequest
- Check your email each Thursday for Washington Report Express, which will help keep you current on the latest Medicare physician payment developments
- Sign up for the IRIS Registry, ophthalmology’s tool of choice for MIPS—aao.org/irisregistry
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