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Under the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP)—the new reimbursement system that MACRA authorizes—the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) will be replaced with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which also replaces the EHR Incentive Program (“Meaningful Use”).
Eligible clinicians (ECs) will receive a score and payment adjustments based on a Final Score, which factors in performance on (1) quality, (2) improvement activities (IA), (3) advancing care information (formerly meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHRs)), and cost. (Note: Cost is not an included category for 2017 MIPS Reporting.)
In 2017, CMS is requiring practices to report on only ONE measure to avoid a 4% Medicare reimbursement penalty in 2019. (While one measure is the minimum requirement to avoid the 2019 penalty, ASCO encourages practices to report on at least four measures to become fully acquainted with the system and ensure that the CMS requirements are met.)
In 2018, eligible clinicians are required to earn a minimum of 15 MIPS points in order to avoid a negative -5% Medicare reimbursement adjustment for 2020.
ASCO and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have teamed up to create the QOPI Reporting Regsitry (QCDR) to help both medical oncologists and radiation oncologists successfully meet the 2018 MIPS requirements.
2018 sign up for the System Integrated Approach is now open. Sign up for the Web Interface Tool will being min-January. To sign up, see the "How To Get Started" section below.
If you have questions or need assistance, please email email@example.com.
More information on how ASCO is helping to prepare practices for MACRA can be found here.
Want to learn more? Attend a 30-minute QOPI Reporting Registry webinar. All webinars take place at 12pm ET.
Join the Webinar (Password: asco)
January 19 - CANCELLED due to staff illness
Or view a demo of the QOPI Reporting Registry Dashboard (System Integrated Approach)
A demo of the Web Interface Tool dashboard/data entry will be available shortly. The user manual can be found here.
2017 Reporting Timeline
January 1st, 2017 - December 31st, 2017 - Reporting period for 2017 MIPS reporting.
October 6th, 2017 - Sign up for reporting 2017 MIPS through the System Integrated Approach (electronic reporting) ends.
October 31st, 2017 - All practices who signed up for the System Integrated Approach must have reporting software installed.
December 22nd, 2017 - Sign up for reporting 2017 MIPS through the Web Interface Tool (manual data entry) ends. (DEADLINE EXTENDED from 12/18/17.)
January 31st, 2018 - Data entry for 2017 MIPS closes (Extended from 1/19/18)
January 2018 - March 2018 - QOPI will review, audit and packing data for CMS submission before the deadline of March 31st, 2018.
January 2019 - Payment adjustments begin
More detailed information is availabe on the CMS website.