CHA News Article

Virtual Election Group Period Open for MIPS 2018 Performance Period

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule advised that solo practitioners and groups can form a virtual group to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for the 2018 performance period. To form a virtual group, practitioners and groups must engage in an election process. The election period for the 2018 MIPS performance period is open now through Dec. 1.

CMS has posted new resources on the QPP website, including the MIPS Quality Performance Category Claims Data Submission fact sheet, which provides an overview of data submission. CMS has also made available downloadable MIPS Eligible Measure Applicability (EMA) resources, which detail EMA analysis and how it affects the performance calculation and score.

CHA anticipates a final rule on the QPP requirements to be released in the coming weeks. Additional resources on the implementation of MIPS and Alternative Payment Model incentives for physicians are available on the CHA website.