Big news just came out for those that are participating in MACRA and MIPS. CMS Announced it on Twitter:
— CMSGov (@CMSGov) June 29, 2018
That’s right, you can now visit the QPP website and login to see and verify your 2017 MIPS final score and performance feedback. Interesting that they would choose to push this out late on a Friday. You’ll want to verify this information to make sure you’re paid correctly and to make sure they have the right data for you before they make all the MIPS scores public.
I looked at the Physician Compare website and unless I just didn’t look in the right places, I don’t see the MIPS Quality scores available on the website yet, but I expect they will be soon. Plus, they’re likely going to make the data available for download as a dataset. Once they do, websites like ZocDoc, Vitals, HealthGrades and the rest of the physician ratings and review websites will pull the data and incorporate it into their physician profiles. So, you’ll want to make sure your data is accurate.
I will say that when I was looking at physicians on the Physician Compare website, I was fascinated by the note they put as a popup for someone who had “Used electronic health record”:
To be fair, they did use the word “may”, but I think most doctors would say this is a far cry from what EHR software has accomplished. However, it’s clear what the intent of the legislation and CMS was when it came to adoption of EHR software.
Have you had a chance to look at your MIPS score and performance feedback? We’d love to hear about your experiences. We’ll be interested to see how these MIPS quality scores are used by doctors and patients.