Society Joins AMA and Others in Urging CMS to Release MIPS Benchmark Data

April 16, 2021
Policy Snapshot

Last week the Society, along with the American Medical Association (AMA) and other national medical groups, asked CMS to immediately release 2018, 2019, and 2020 Merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) benchmarks. The groups also urged CMS to release “cost measure benchmarks and patient attribution information available on a rolling, close to real-time basis during the 2021 performance year and future performance periods thereafter. We also continue to remain concerned with the lack of timeliness on the release and consistency with the quality measure benchmarks.”

The groups noted their concern with the fact that CMS has never published MIPS cost measure benchmarks, despite using the metrics to evaluate physician and group performance in the MIPS Cost Performance Category.

Read the entire letter.