MIPS Manual 2017—ACI: Several Routes to a High ACI Score
This content was excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS Manual 2017.
Although your ACI score is capped at 100%, a total of 155 percentage points are available—50% from the ACI base score, 90% from the performance score, 5% from the registry bonus score, and 10% from the CEHRT for improvement activities bonus score. CMS designed this scoring system so that you would have more than 1 way to achieve a high score.
Example: Suppose, for instance, you successfully meet the requirements for:
- the registry bonus (5%), and
- the CEHRT for improvement activities bonus (10%).
So far, you have attained an ACI score of 65% (50% + 5% +10%), which means you would only need to accrue a performance score of 35% (from the 90% available) to get a perfect score (100%) for ACI. If you reported all the available performance score measures—and did OK on all of them, even if you didn’t excel in any—you would be able to achieve a high ACI score. Alternatively, you may decide to focus your efforts on just those performance score measures where you’re most likely to be successful.
Your ACI score (0%-100%) contributes up to 25 points to your MIPS final score. For example, if your ACI score was 80%, it would contribute 20 points to your MIPS final score.
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