Washington Alert - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

CMS Accepting Applications Through January 31 for MIPS Practice Improvement Study

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting a study to investigate and improve the processes associated with quality performance data collection and submission. Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians and groups that participate successfully in the study will receive the full credit for the MIPS Improvement Activities performance category. The study aims to: 

    • Examine clinical workflows and data collection methods using different submission systems
    • Understand the challenges clinicians face when collecting and reporting quality data, and
    • Make future recommendations for changes that will attempt to eliminate clinician burden, improve quality data collection and reporting, and enhance clinical care.

Non-eligible clinicians are also welcome to apply. All study participants will receive direct feedback from CMS on how to reduce burdens associated with data collection and submission. 

A full description of the study, as well as the study application, is available on the CMS website. Interested clinicians or their practices may send their application to CMSCPIAStudy@ketchum.com. CMS will be accepting applications through January 31, 2017. The study will run from January 2017 through December 2017. CMS will recruit a new set of participants after the first year of the study. 

Stay updated on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) by visiting the ASA MACRA webpage.

For additional information, please contact the ASA Department of Quality and Regulatory Affairs (QRA) at qra@asahq.org.




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