This post is part of our series breaking down important aspects of the final Quality Payment Program (QPP) rule for 2017. This post pertains to Shared Savings Program participants who will be evaluated under the MIPS Alternative Payment Model (APM) Scoring Standard.
If this is not you, or you aren’t sure:
For Shared Savings ACO participants eligible for MIPS, there are significant scoring advantages compared to participants who are not in a MIPS APM. MSSP ACOs will only need to submit additional data for MIPS beyond the MSSP program requirements in one of the four MIPS categories, Advancing Care Information. MSSP ACOs will also automatically receive a 100% score in the Improvement Activities category.
Here is a full summary of the APM scoring standard for MSSP participants:
|Category||Reporting requirements||Category scoring||Weight in Composite Performance Score|
|Quality||MSSP ACOs submit quality measures via the CMS Web Interface on behalf of their participating MIPS eligible clinicians||
|Cost||MIPS eligible clinicians will not be assessed on cost||
|Advancing Care Information||All ACO participant TINs in the ACO submit for the ACI category according to the MIPS group reporting requirements||
|Improvement Activities||No additional reporting necessary||
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