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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
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2020 MACRA Quality Payment Program

New Year, New Process

4-Category Measurement

Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is the default QPP participation pathway for most physicians. MIPS is composed of four performance categories, which contribute a specified weight to the overall MIPS final score: Quality, Improvement Activities, Promoting Interoperability, and Cost.

Scoring Overview

  • A single MIPS final score will factor in performance in the four categories on a 0 to 100 point scale.
  • Surgeons can receive positive or negative payment adjustments based on their final score (see diagram below).
  • It is important to know that beginning in 2020, if a surgeon or group is required to report MIPS and chooses not to, they would receive the full -9 percent payment adjustment in 2022. 

If you’re seeking assistance in planning for 2020 QPP and MIPS participation or understanding their 2019 MIPS feedback reports, e-mail qualityDC@facs.org.

Apply for a 2020 MIPS Exception

If your 2020 MIPS reporting was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you can apply to reweight your MIPS performance categories under the Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception for the 2020 MIPS performance year.