CMS is conducting the 2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study, as outlined in the Quality Payment Program Year 2 final rule (CMS 5522-FC). CMS is conducting this study to:
Clinicians and groups who are eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that participate successfully in the study will receive full credit for the 2018 MIPS Improvement Activities performance category. Applications for this study will be accepted through March 23, and applicants will be notified in spring of 2018 if selected.
MIPS-eligible clinicians participating in MIPS as an individuals or as part of a group are eligible. Clinicians do not need any outside knowledge of MIPS to participate in the study; rather, the study team is interested in learning more about clinicians’ experience participating in MIPS.
A limited number of clinicians who are not eligible for MIPS in 2018 will also be included in the study. To check you participation status please see the QPP Website.
The study runs from April 2018 to March 2019. Study participants will have to meet the following requirements in order to complete the study and receive full Improvement Activity credit. For participants reporting as a group, their entire group will receive credit. For participants reporting as individuals, only the participating clinician will receive credit.
Applicants will be notified by email of their status in spring of 2018.