It’s Not Too Late to Avoid a MIPS Penalty

The Year is Almost Over – Is your 2017 MIPS Reporting Ready?
November 20, 2017

Oncology practices across the country are currently implementing provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which established the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

For practices that are subject to reporting under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CMS has given practices 2017 to prepare for these changes, dubbing the year as “Pick Your Pace.” To give providers time to adapt to this new system, in 2017 CMS is requiring practices to report on only ONE measure to avoid a 4% Medicare reimbursement penalty in 2019 (submitted data must include at least one Medicare patient).

ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Reporting Registry is now available for 2017 reporting for MIPS. By using the QOPI® Reporting Registry for MIPS reporting, practices will be able to report on one measure for one patient in 2017 to avoid any cuts to Medicare reimbursements in 2019.

Practices that can report more than the minimum amount of 2017 data may want to try to earn a small positive payment adjustment, instead of a neutral payment adjustment, in 2019. 

For more information on the QOPI® Reporting Registry, please visit:

Additional QPP resources and updates are available in ASCO’s online MACRA toolkit. Breaking cancer policy updates are available at ASCO in Action.