Examining the differences between PQRS and MIPS

January 6, 2017

2017 is here, which means the inaugural reporting period for CMS’s new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is now in effect. You’ve probably heard that reporting quality measurements under MIPS will follow a format similar to what was required under the old Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), but may not be aware of the exact differences between the two programs. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a chart that can be used as a visual to quickly understand the major differences created by this transition.


If you have any additional questions about the specifics of either program or want to know more about how you can successfully report quality measurements this year to avoid a Medicare penalty in 2019, feel free to contact us by calling 517-486-4262. We’ve assisted numerous groups throughout the nation by helping them create a game plan to succeed with MIPS reporting and would gladly discuss how we could do the same for your group.

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