CMS Releases 2017 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System Performance Feedback, Targeted Review

October 2, 2018

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released performance feedback for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) clinicians who participated the 2017 performance year. Individual clinicians, groups, and eligible clinicians in certain Alternative Payment Models (APMs) can access a comprehensive overview of their MIPS final score, performance category details, and 2019 MIPS payment adjustment on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website.

CMS has also launched a process called targeted review, which provides an opportunity for clinicians, groups, or those participating in certain APMs to request a review of their MIPS payment adjustment factor(s) if they believe there is an error regarding their 2019 MIPS payment adjustment calculation. CMS encourages eligible entities to check the QPP website as soon as possible to review their performance feedback and request a targeted review if necessary.

The targeted review deadline is Monday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. (ET). There are a number of resources in the Quality Payment Program Resource Library to help explain performance feedback and the targeted review process. Additional assistance from the Quality Payment Program Service Center is available at 1-866-288-8292, (TTY) 1-877-715-6222, QPP@cms.hhs.gov, or via a local technical assistance organization offering no-cost support.

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