This week CMS released new resources to assist physicians participating in the MIPS program. Among the resources are two new factsheets:
- MIPS Eligibility Factsheet: Provides an overview of eligibility criteria for MIPS participation in 2019.
- 2019 MIPS Opt-In and Voluntary Reporting Policy Fact Sheet: Provides detailed information on the new MIPS opt-in policy as well as the existing voluntary participation option.
In addition, CMS has scheduled webinars for MIPS participants:
- MIPS Data Submission for Year 2 (2018) of the Quality Payment Program Office Hours – Session 2. Tuesday, March 19, 2019; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET. CMS subject matter experts will answer frequently asked questions about 2018 MIPS data submission and stakeholders have the opportunity to ask questions. Register here.
- MACRA Cost Measures Post-Field-Testing Webinar. Wednesday, March 27, 2019; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET. Provide an update on the revisions to the total per capita cost and Medicare spending per beneficiary cost measures and development of 11 episode-based cost measures (none of which are ophthalmic) that underwent field testing in October-November 2018. Register here.
Full information on the MIPS program is available on the ASCRS•ASOA MACRA Center website. If you need additional information, please contact Allison Madson, manager of regulatory affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-591-2220.