With the gutting of the bonus payments originally possible in MIPS, the small upwards fee adjustments available under MIPS can’t adjust for this, and the cost of complying with the Quality Payment Program (QPP) is exacerbating the problem.
There’s a lot of back and forth about the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and it’s hard to decide whether it’s good news or bad news.
It’s the second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), and the ship is headed to the undiscovered planet of Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs). That’s the destination which is not being discussed in wound care – but the ship is headed THERE.
Do I think that Congress will get rid of MIPS? I don’t know. There was a lot more pressure to get rid of the Affordable Care Act and that didn’t go as planned, so I doubt it. But if they want to improve it, especially the quality part of it, I have workable ideas.
I have been discussing the “2016 Prior Year Benchmarks” report for all the quality measures included in the 2016 Quality and Resource