The Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2018. Overview.

2018 is the second year of Quality Payment Program (QPP) and it’s referred as “The Quality Payment Program Year 2” which includes many of the flexibilities from the transition year (2017) to help clinicians get ready for Year 3.

 MIPS Highlights 

The Quality Payment Program Year 2 includes some minor
changes: 

· Raising the performance threshold to 15 points
in Year 2 (from 3 points in the transition year); 

· Allowing the use if 2014 Edition and/or 2015
Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) in Year 2. You will be
given a bonus for using only 2015 CEHRT; 

· Giving up to 5 bonus points on your final score
for treatment complex patients; 

· Automatically weighting the Quality, Advancing
Care Information, and Improvement Activities performance categories at 0% of
the final rule score for clinicians impacted by hurricanes Irma; 

· Adding 5 bonus points to the final scores of
small practices.