The CMS has updated the Quality category scoring logic for 2018. Some of the key changes to MIPS quality category scoring logic are
50% of final score
Select 6 of 300 and more Quality Measures as finalized for 2018 MIPS performance period
(for a full performance year to be eligible for payment adjustment);1 must be:
Outcome Measure or High Priority Measure – defined as Outcome measure, Appropriate Use measure, Patient experience, Patient safety, Efficiency measures, or Care coordination
*The all-cause readmission measure is not submitted and applies to all groups of 16 or more clinicians who meet the case minimum of 200. Beginning in 2018, MIPS eligible clinicians will be able to report for new as well as modified MIPS quality measures and specialty measure sets.
Improvement percent score
For 2018, improvement in the Quality performance category will be scored and this improvement score will be included in calculating the quality performance category score. Improvement score is capped at 10% in Quality category
Topped out measures
Special scoring cap of 7 points is applied to 6 measures identified as Topped Out for the performance year 2018.
*Maximum Number of Points = # of Required Measures x 10
**Improvement scoring at Quality performance category level will be included when data is sufficient.