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.

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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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