Improvement Activities Performance Category
Two existing Improvement Activities have proposed modifications:
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- IA_BE_4 Engagement of patients through implementation of improvements in patient portal
- IA_AHE_7 Comprehensive Eye Exams
Promoting Interoperability Performance Category
Proposed changes include retention of the measure as an optional measure worth 10 bonus points and the addition of an optional Health Information Exchange bidirectional exchange measure.
Cost Performance Category
The CMS is proposing to add telehealth services directly applicable to existing episode-based cost measures and the total per capita cost measure.
These are key takeaways from the proposed rule; this is not a comprehensive list of all proposed changes. The ACR will comment on the proposed rule on behalf of the specialty. Members may submit their comments to the ACR Advocacy team or comment to the CMS directly. The CY 2021 final rule is expected to be released in November 2020. Additional information about the PFS NPRM and the QPP proposals is available in the press release and a fact sheet on the QPP proposed policies for 2021 that compares these policies to the current 2020 requirements.
Contact the Quality Payment Program at 1-866-288-8292 or by email at QPP@cms.hhs.gov.
ACR RISE registry staff are also available to assist you with questions related to reporting for MIPS. Contact the RISE registry at 404-633-3777 or by email at RISE@rheumatology.org.