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  • MIPS 2023—Quality Scoring: You Can Earn an Improvement Percent Score

    This content is excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS 2023: A Primer and Reference; also see the Academy’s MIPS hub page.

    If you score more achievement points for quality measures in 2023 than you did in 2022, you may be able to earn a quality improvement percent score.

    CMS checks whether your score for measure perfor­mance has improved. CMS compares your 2023 perfor­mance with your 2022 performance to determine your im­provement percent score. For each of the two years, it assigns you a quality performance category achievement percent score, which it calculates by dividing your total measure achievement points by your total available measure achievement points. (Note: When making its calculation, CMS sets a floor of 30% for your 2022 quality performance.)

    How CMS determines your improvement percent score. Your improvement percent score = ([your increase in quality performance category achievement percent score from 2022 to 2023] ÷ your 2022 quality performance category achieve­ment percent score) × 10.

    The improvement percent score is capped at 10%. If you doubled your measure achievement points, you would get the maximum score of 10%.

    You can’t get a negative score. If your performance stayed the same or de­clined, your improvement percent score would be 0%.

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