February 21, 2018, 09:50 am News Staff – How would you like to have a hand in easing the reporting process for CMS' Quality Payment Program -- and earn something from CMS in return?
CMS is looking for physicians to participate in its Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures study so the agency can
Physicians and physician groups who are eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and who participate successfully in the study will receive full credit for the 2018 MIPS improvement activities performance category.
The application window is now open, but be sure to get this done before it closes on March 23. Applicants will be notified of their status via email in the spring. The time period for the study is April 2018 to March 2019.
CMS invites all MIPS-eligible clinicians who are participating in MIPS as individuals or as part of a group to apply. The study team is not looking for the most MIPS-savvy physicians; rather, the team wants to know more about physicians' experiences participating in the program.
A limited number of physicians who are not MIPS-eligible in 2018 also will be included in the study. Go online now to check your MIPS participation status.
Study participants must meet certain requirements to receive the full improvement activity credit; for instance, physicians must
Data submitted must include one outcome measure, be submitted through any method accepted under MIPS for the 2018 QPP and be submitted by the March 31, 2019, reporting deadline.
In addition, a small number of participants will be invited to join a 90-minute focus group that will be scheduled sometime between November 2018 and February 2019.
Need more information about this study? Send an email, and get your questions answered.