The goal of this reporting category is to encourage providers to practice high-quality, evidence-based medicine, thereby promoting safe, efficient health care with improved outcomes.
This category replaces the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and accounts for 50% of total 2018 MIPS performance. The program is comprised of 270 quality measures; some focus on process, while others focus on outcome. In addition, 168 measures that have been categorized as “high-priority.” Providers are required to choose six measures, including one outcome or high-priority measure, in order to qualify for full participation. Many of the measures align with those that private payors are already using.
To see a list of quality measures, their descriptions and additional details, please visit the following website:
Watch a QuantiaMD video that provides an overview of MIPS quality measures.