CMS Invites Clinicians to Participate in Study on Burdens of MIPS Reporting

Healthcare Informatics (02/26/18) Landi, Heather

Clinicians can apply to participate in research to be conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to examine hardships stemming from the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which is used to report quality measures. CMS aims to study clinical workflows and data collection methods using various submission systems to examine the burdens linked with reporting quality measures in 2018, as outlined in the Quality Payment Program Year 2 under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The agency seeks to eventually recommend changes to try to lower clinicians' burden, improve quality data collection and reporting, and enhance clinical care. MIPS-eligible clinicians who participate successfully in the study will earn full credit for the 2018 MIPS Improvement Activities performance category. CMS also will include a limited number of clinicians who are not eligible for MIPS in 2018 for the study. CMS is accepting applications for the study through March 23, 2018.

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