CMS published 2018 results for the Merit-Based Incentive Payments System program Jan. 6.
Five things to know about the results:
1. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said 2018 participation in MIPS, created under the 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, exceeded participation rates in 2017.
2. More clinicians will receive a positive payment adjustment compared to the 2017 performance year, with nearly all eligible clinicians participating in MIPS getting a payment boost in 2020.
3. In total, 889,995 clinicians saw a MIPS payment adjustment, whether negative, neutral or positive. Ninety-eight percent of those clinicians will receive a neutral or positive payment adjustment.