• Medicare has changed how it reimburses physicians. Launched in 2017, the new structure is intended to emphasize value over volume. It is the most significant shift in Medicare’s physician payment system since 1997. Your Academy will help you succeed throughout this transformation.

  • Important Dates

    December Deadlines

    The last day to apply for an electronic health record (EHR) hardship or a MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstance exemption is Dec 31, 2018. Find more information on how to apply:

    Targeted Reviews

    People who submitted targeted reviews and received a 2017 MIPS Score/2019 Payment Adjustment correction may see a delay in seeing them in their QPP Portal. If you are still waiting for a targeted review to be processed, they should be reprocessed and reflected in your profile by the end of December.

  • How to Report the Revised Fee-for-Service Option

    Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, CMS evaluates providers' performance based on four weighted categories in 2018. See our analysis of the final rule for 2018.

    Implementation Timeline

    • January 2017 – CMS begins to evaluate physicians’ performance, based on the requirements outlined under the two Quality Payment Program options.
    • January 2019 – Physicians receive first pay adjustment under the new system, based on 2017 performance.

    Our Commitment to Your Success

    The Academy's physician leaders are working with policymakers in Washington, D.C., to secure ophthalmologists' success under the new system.

    We will analyze the 2019 CMS final rule published in Nov. 1, we continue to identify and address parts of the program that don't work for ophthalmologists. We're working with medicine, Congress and federal regulators to ensure the system supports you and your patients.