• MIPS 2021—Quality: An Overview

    This content is excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS 2021; also see the Academy’s MIPS hub page.


    Default weight in MIPS final score: 40% (down from 45% in 2020).

    Performance period: Full calendar year.

    Performance requirements: 

    Collection types: You can:

    Clinicians in small practices—but not large practices—can also report via Medicare Part B claims.

    Of the four MIPS performance categories, quality can contribute the most to your MIPS final score. Its default weight is 40% of that score, meaning that it would contribute up to 40 points (i.e., a quality score of 100% contributes 40 points). However, under certain circumstances, CMS may reweight your performance categories. For example, quality’s weight can be increased to as high as 85% if you qualify for a promoting interoperability exception and if CMS is not able to score you on any cost measures.

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