BC Advantage - 2018 Issue 10

The Big MIPS HAP CMS Finds Errors in MIPS Payment Calculations

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a statement announcing that after conducting targeted reviews for the 2017 MIPS performance year, they identified a few errors in the scoring logic that resulted in the underpayment of an unknown number of clinicians.Whoops!According to CMS, “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.”The biggest culprits that caused calculation errors were the application of the following items:2017 Advancing Care Information (now Promoting Interoperability) extreme- and uncontrollable-circumstances hardship...

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