Read EyeNet’s MIPS manual. EyeNet has developed—with support from Regeneron—MIPS 2020: A Primer and Reference (PDF). Starting in January, as content for each section was completed, it was posted online (see links below) ahead of print.
Watch for the print version in May. The MIPS manual will be polybagged with the May issue of EyeNet.
The Academy can help you succeed at MIPS. The Academy has developed a rich range of ophthalmic-specific tools and resources. Make sure you are signed up to use the IRIS Registry and bookmark the Academy’s MIPS hub page.
Your Nine-Step Guide to MIPS Resources
Succeed at MIPS
Your MIPS Final Score
Reweighting the Performance Categories
Bonuses and Penalties
Who Does (and Doesn’t) Take Part in MIPS
What’s Your 2020 MIPS Participation Status
Low-Volume Clinicians Can Opt In to MIPS
Small or Large Practice?
Small Practices Get a Break
Use of TINs and NPIs as Identifiers
Participate as an Individual or as a Group?
What’s New With the 2022 Bonuses and Penalties
What’s New With Quality
Changes to the Quality 2020 Measures
What’s New With Promoting Interoperability
What’s New With Improvement Activities
What’s New With Cost
2020 MIPS Final Score Weighting is Same as in 2019
How Do Small Practices Avoid the Payment Penalty?
Pick Your Collection Type
Reporting Quality Measures
Meet the Data Submission Thresholds
Who Reports Data Completeness Totals?
Scoring: Your Performance Rate Will Be Compared Against a Benchmark
Scoring: Some Benchmarks Are Subject to Scoring Limitations
Scoring: Some Benchmarks Are “Flat”
Scoring: Bonuses for High-Priority Measures and CEHRT
Scoring: You Can Earn an Improvement Percent Score
Scoring: How CMS Calculates Your Quality Score
ICD-10 Turbulence and Changes in Clinical Guidelines
Table: Reporting MIPS Quality Measures Via IRIS Registry–EHR Integration
Table: Reporting MIPS Quality Measures Manually via the IRIS Registry
Table: Reporting Quality Measures Via Medicare Part B Claims
PI: An Overview
PI: You Must Use 2015-Edition CEHRT
PI: What You Need to Do
PI: How You’ll Be Scored
PI: Some Clinicians May Be Excused From Promoting Interoperability
Table: Promoting Interoperability at a Glance
Table: Promoting Interoperability Exclusions at a Glance
Table: Promoting Interoperability Scoring Methodology (Example)
How You Will Be Scored
How to Report Activities
Select, Perform, and Document Your Activities
Table: Improvement Activities at a Glance
Cost: An Overview
Cost: Routine Cataract Surgery With IOL Implantation Measure
Cost: Total Per Capita Cost Measure
Cost: Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Measure
Use the IRIS Registry. This free member benefit is eye care’s tool of choice for MIPS.
Stay tuned! This article reflects the Academy’s knowledge of the regulations at time of press, but CMS payment policies can change. For MIPS updates, bookmark the Academy’s MIPS hub page, visit the MIPS-specific news feed, and check your email for:
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