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MIPS Scores Are In

If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2018, you can now view your results. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the performance feedback, final scores, and payment adjustments for 2018 MIPS program participants. CMS reports that 98% of practices were successful in avoiding penalties. 

Log in here to view your results. If you are not satisfied, the deadline for a targeted review is September 30, 2019, at 8:00 pm EST. However, CMS encourages practices to call (1-866-288-8293) or email before submitting a targeted review to determine if there is an issue that has already been detected. If penalized, you'll see 5% deducted from your Medicare reimbursement in 2020. 

For more information, download the 2018 Performance Feedback FAQs and the MIPS 2018 Scoring Guide available under the Quality Payment Program's Resource Library. The Library also contains the 2018 Targeted Review Fact Sheet. 


About The Author

Elizabeth Woodcock is the founder and principal of Woodcock & Associates. She has focused on medical practice operations and revenue cycle management for more than 25 years. She has led educational sessions for a multitude of national professional associations and specialty societies, and consulted for clients as diverse as a solo orthopaedic surgeon in rural Georgia to the Mayo Clinic. She is author or co-author of 17 best-selling practice management books, to include Mastering Patient Flow and The Physician Billing Process: Avoiding Potholes in the Road to Getting Paid. Elizabeth is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and a Certified Professional Coder. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, she completed a Master of Business Administration in healthcare management from The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a doctoral student at the Bloomberg School of Public Health of Johns Hopkins University.

The contents of The Sentinel are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time.

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