At the invitation of the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), APMA met with its representatives via video conference yesterday to discuss its members’ ongoing frustrations with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
The GAO is conducting these meetings in response to a congressional mandate, requiring a report evaluating the MIPS program no later than October 1. In its discussions with GAO, APMA highlighted the following significant concerns among others:
While the feedback provided in this meeting is to GAO for purposes of congressional review, APMA is hopeful it might open the door to more meaningful change in MIPS, with a shift toward patient-focused versus provider-centric, and burden reduction for our members.
For information and APMA resources related to the MIPS 2021 performance year, visit www.apma.org/MIPS2021.