Medical coders and auditors are essential to their employer’s outcome in the Cost performance category. Of the four performance categories in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), — one of two tracks for participation in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) — Cost is the most worrisome because clinicians do not have control over this portion of ...
In CMS
Oct 24th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting a field test before implementing the Cost performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) allows CMS to waive the Cost measure for two years, but reminiscent of the sustainable growth rate fiasco, ...