CMS Details MACRA, MIPS Accountable Care Quality Metrics

CMS is bringing the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) one step closer to its 2019 implementation date by providing the industry with a timeline for the development of quality metrics and other measures that will gauge provider performance and reimbursement adjustments.

In a document released this week, CMS stressed that it will try to avoid many of the historical problems with healthcare quality metrics, including duplicated reporting requirements, poor alignment between various quality improvement programs, and inefficient processes that consume provider manpower with little return.

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