The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) intends to further raise the threshold for participation in its Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). In its much-anticipated proposed 2018 rule for the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which was released today, CMS proposed to increase the threshold to exclude MIPS-eligible clinicians or groups with $90,000 or less in Part B-allowed Medicare charges or 200 or fewer Part B Medicare beneficiaries.
The threshold applies to the 2018 performance year, in which the scores of MIPS-eligible clinicians will determine their negative or positive payment adjustments in 2020. In the 2017 performance year, which determines payment adjustments in 2019, individual MIPS-eligible clinicians or groups with $30,000 or less in Part B-allowed charges or 100 or fewer beneficiaries are exempted from MIPS. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/881875?nlid=115977_3901&src=wnl_newsalrt_170620_MSCPEDIT&uac=95699BV&impID=1372295&faf=1 Of course, being in an APM, like Jean's, would exempt you from MIPS as well. Good news for all.