MIPS 2018—Nuts and Bolts: Focusing on MIPS
This content was excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS 2018; also see the Academy’s MIPS hub page.
Now in its second year, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) is Medicare’s system for adjusting payments based on clinician performance, with your 2018 performance impacting your 2020 payments.
The Quality Payment Program provides 2 pathways: MIPS and APMs. You can participate either in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or in an advanced alternative payment model (advanced APM). MIPS includes a hybrid option—the MIPS APM—for clinicians who are in certain types of accountable care organization (see “APMs in Brief”). Advanced APMs are limited for ophthalmology, so most Academy members will be MIPS participants.
Academy tools and resouces focus on MIPS. Advanced APMs are limited for ophthalmology, so most Academy members will be MIPS participants.
Next: Nuts and Bolts: 4 Performance Categories.
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