In order to avoid a negative payment adjustment in the MIPS track of QPP Year 3, an eligible clinician or group must achieve a minimum of 30 points for 2019. CMS has raised the bar from the previous 15 point minimum, making it imperative to do more than just submit Improvement Activities to avoid the penalty. In an effort to reduce the burden for small practices, CMS also raised the eligibility threshold.

What if you are without a certified electronic health record (CEHRT)? Don’t give up! There are still paths you can take to avoid the penalty under MIPS. While use of CEHRT is required to participate in the Promoting Interoperability Performance Category, it is only one of the four performance categories. The Quality, Improvement Activities, and Cost categories can all be reported on without the use of an EHR to meet and exceed the 30-point minimum threshold.

Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program provides some additional flexibility to avoid negative payment adjustments. Reweighting and hardship applications are just some of the ways to help you avoid a penalty. Reweighting offers eligible clinicians (with the exception of Physicians) the opportunity to reach and exceed the minimum final score threshold. In addition to reweighting, hardship applications are available for very specific instances that may be applicable to some providers.

During our discussion, we’ll also provide tips and proven tools to manage the program and improve your score.

Webinar – QPP Year 3: Pathways to Avoid a Penalty

Tuesday June 4, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Contact us at Kentucky REC with your questions about the Quality Payment Program. Our team of experts is here to help: 859-323-3090.