IA Scoring Logic
CMS has largely kept the IA category scoring logic almost same for 2020 as it was for 2019.
- Each activity is weighted either medium or high. To get the maximum score of 40 points for the Improvement Activity score, you may select any of these combinations:
- 2 high-weighted activities
- 1 high-weighted activity and 2 medium-weighted activities
- Up to 4 medium-weighted activities
- All you need to do:
Attest by indicating “Yes” to each activity that meets the 90-day requirement
- Clinicians can choose to attest to the set of activities that are most meaningful to their practice since there are no subcategory reporting requirements
MIPS Scoring for Improvement Activities
(15% of Final Score in Transition Year)
Total Points = 40
Medium = 10 points
High = 20 points
Alternate Activity Points*
Medium = 20 points
High = 40 points
For clinicians in small, rural, and underserved practices or with nonpatient facing clinicians or groups
Full credit for clinicians in a patient-centered medical home, Medical Home Model, or similar specialty practice
Total number of points scored for completed activities
Total maximum number of points (40)
Quick tip: Maximum score cannot exceed 100%
- Non-patient facing MIPS eligible clinicians, small practices, practices located in rural areas or geographic HPSAs no longer require self-identifications.
- In 2020 CMS has kept a total of approximately 105 activities in the inventory.