MIPS Reporting / MACRA Resources

Physician practices have the potential to gain or lose up to 4% of their Medicare payment based on what they submit in 2017. 

CMS calculates that 83-90% of eligible clinicians will fall into the MIPS track in 2017, while only 10-17% of clinicians will fall into the APM track. What you do this year will affect your future reimbursement.

What does this mean for YOUR pactice?

To better understand potential bonus, take a minute to see what is at stake by using our MACRA calculator. Note - if you choose to do nothing that same amount would be the penalty.

About MACRA and MIPS

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) called for a revolutionary shift in how physicians are paid using quality and value metrics to replace the old SGR methodology for fee schedule adjustment.

MACRA stresses quality of care over quantity of patients seen.

Within MACRA is the Merit-based Incentive Payment System – or MIPS – and the Alternative Payment Model system – or APM.

Both of these tracks are value-based reimbursement models. Take advantage of the following resources to make sure you are fully educated:


Resources from the Pennsylvania Medical Society:

MACRA Resource Center
Stay up-to-date on the latest MACRA news
Your MACRA Checklist - Steps you can take to prepare and avoid a negative payment adjustment
MACRA-nyms - The list of acronyms connected to MACRA seems to get longer by the day. PAMED makes it easy to keep track of them all
4 Ways for Physicians and Practices to Participate in MACRA in 2017


A Copy of the Final Rule
Executive Summary of the Rule

Quality Payment Program:

Quality Payment Program Fact Sheet
Small Practice Fact Sheet
CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendors

MIPS Categories:

Explore Measures
Improvement Activities
Advancing Care Information
Quality Measure Specifications (zip file download)
2017 Quality Benchmarks (zip file download)
Advancing Care Information Fact Sheet
Advancing Care Information Measure Specifications (zip file download)


Comprehensive List of APMs
APMs and Improvement Activities
Medicaid Models and All-Payer Models

Tool from Quality Insights

Advancing Care Information Measures


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The Care Center Collaborative has partnered with Mingle Analytics to offer a MIPS Reporting Solution. Whether you want to avoid a penalty or continuously monitor your performance, Mingle’s MIPS Solutions Products and Services will help you succeed with Medicare-quality reporting.

In addition, Pennsylvania Medical Society members receive a discount when using Mingle Services.

How to Get Started

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