• MIPS 2019—Cost: The Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Measure

    This content was excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS 2019; also see the Academy’s MIPS hub page


    The Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) measure focuses on costs associated with hospital admission.

    The MSPB measure should not factor into your MIPS score. Episodes of care are attributed to the MIPS eligible clinician who provided the most Medicare Part B covered services during the hospitalization. You only will receive a score on the MSPB measure in the unlikely event that at least 35 hospitalization episodes are attributed to you.

    What if you are scored on the MSPB measure?  If you are scored on this measure, please contact the Academy at healthpolicy@aao.org.

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