• MIPS 2019—Quality: You Can Earn an Improvement Percent Score

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    If you score more achievement points for quality measures in 2019 than you did in 2018, you may be able to earn a quality improvement percent score.

    CMS checks whether your score for measure performance has improved. When CMS compares your 2019 performance with your 2018 performance, the agency only takes into account achievement points, not bonus points. 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 2018 quality performance.)

    How CMS determines your improvement percent score. Your improvement percent score = ([your increase in quality performance category achievement percent score from 2018 to 2019] ÷ your 2018 quality performance category achievement percent score) x 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 declined, your improvement percent score would be 0%.)

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