A CMS newsletter mentioned what is perhaps “old news”, that the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program will replace three Medicare reporting programs:
- EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use)
- Physician Quality Reporting System
- Value-Based Payment Modifier
The actual point of the CMS newsletter article was to inform users that they can subscribe to the Quality Payment Program listserv (an archaic term for “email list”). “Participation in MIPS can start as early as January 1, 2017 or as late as October 2, 2017. The first payment adjustments based on performance go into effect on January 1, 2019.” MIPS users are then invited to subscribe to the Quality Payment Program listserv “to receive reminders for all of these important deadlines”.
Visit the Quality Payment Program portal and select “Subscribe to Email Updates” in the footer. The Education & Tools page includes program resources to help you learn more about eligibility and how to participate.