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MIPS Scoring and Payment Adjustments

MIPS Final Score

An eligible clinician's (EC’s) performance in each of the four Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) components makes up the EC’s MIPS final score, determining the EC’s payment adjustment. Payment adjustments can be positive, negative, or neutral. A single MIPS final score will factor in performance in the four categories on a 0 to 100 point scale. Each MIPS component is weighted differently in calculating the MIPS final score:

MIPS Component

Scoring Weight (for 2017 program year)

Quality

50%

Promoting Interoperability (formerly ACI)

25%

Improvement Activities (IA)

15%

Cost

10%

MIPS Payment Adjustments

Payment adjustments are applied based on an EC’s performance two years prior to the calendar year. Therefore, an EC who is a MIPS participant in 2018 will receive a payment adjustment in 2020 based on 2018 data. For 2017 MIPS participants, a maximum of a 5 percent payment adjustment is possible in calendar year 2020.

Calendar Year

Maximum Possible +/- Payment Adjustment

2019

4 percent (based on 2017 performance)

2020

5 percent (based on 2018 performance)

2021

7 percent (based on 2019 performance)

2022 and onward

9 percent (based on 2020 performance)