The two-week extension comes after targeted review by clinicians, groups, and APMS reviewed their MIPS payment adjustment factor(s),and determined errors in the program’s payment adjustment calculation.
Concerned included the application of the 2017 Advancing Care Information (ACI) and Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances hardship exceptions, the awarding of Improvement Activity credit for successful participation in the Improvement Activities (IA) Burden Reduction Study, and the addition of the All-Cause Readmission (ACR) measure to the MIPS final score.
CMS said, “Based on these requests, we reviewed the concerns, identified a few errors in the scoring logic, and implemented solutions. The targeted review process worked exactly as intended, as the incoming requests quickly alerted us to these issues and allowed us to take immediate action.”
Corrections resulted in changes to the 2017 MIPS final score and associated 2019 MIPS payment adjustment for the clinicians who were impacted by the identified issues.
Revisions were made to the performance feedback on the Quality Payment Program website September 13, 2018. The agency encourages MIPS participants to sign-in to the Quality Payment Program website as soon as possible to review their performance feedback.
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