Zotec Partners Emergency Medicine Newsletter
CMS recently issued the 2019 QPP (Quality Payment Program) Year 3 Proposed Rule. The QPP is updated annually, and new for 2019 is an “opt-in” feature and an added eligibility category for low volume clinicians and groups.
Quality will be measured the same way in 2019 as it was in 2018, although the Quality Category Weighting will be set at 45% of the total composite score, a change from the 50% setting of 2018. Cost will be weighted at 15% of the total MIPS score for the 2019 performance and 2021 payment year, and claims-based reporting will no longer be available to clinicians, except for those in small practices.