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Quality Scoring Logic

For 2022, CMS has updated the Quality category scoring logic. Some of the key changes to MIPS quality category scoring logic are:

Max points 60

30% of final score

Choose 6 quality measures to report on out of over 200. This must include at least 1 Outcome measure or 1 High Priority Measure (if an outcome measure is not available).

Outcome/High Priority measures are either of the following types – Appropriate Use measure, Patient experience, Patient safety, Efficiency measures, Care coordination or opioid-related quality measure.

* The Quality performance category has 1 measure, the All-Cause Hospital Readmission measure, that’s evaluated by administrative claims. Groups and virtual groups, with 16 or more providers, are automatically subject to the All-Cause Hospital Readmission measure if they meet the case minimum of 200 patients for the measure.

Bonus Points: Clinicians receive bonus points for each of the following:

Small Practice Bonus

The small practice bonus will now be added to the Quality performance category, rather than in the MIPS final score calculation.

6 bonus points are added to the numerator of the Quality performance category for MIPS eligible clinicians in small practices who submit data on at least 1 quality measure

1
Submitting an additional High-priority Measure
2 Bonus points for each additional Outcome and Patient experience measure
1 Bonus point for each additional High-priority Measure
2
Using CEHRT to submit measures to registers or CMS
1 Bonus point for end-to-end electronic data submission.
3
Small Practice Bonus
The small practice bonus will now be added to the Quality performance category, rather than in the MIPS final score calculation.
6 bonus points are added to the numerator of the Quality performance category for MIPS eligible clinicians in small practices who submit data on at least 1 quality measure.

Improvement percent score

For 2022 Performance Year (PY), providers/practices can earn up to 10 percentage points based on the rate of their improvement in the Quality performance category from the previous year.

Topped Out measures

For 2022 PY, a special scoring cap of 7 points is applied to the measures that are identified as Topped Out.

  • Total Quality Performance Category Score

    =

  • Total points earned on required 6 Quality Measures

    +

    Measure Bonus points (Including Small Practice Bonus if applicable)

    Maximum number of points*

    +

    Improvement percent score**
category score

Quick tip: Maximum score cannot exceed 100%
*Maximum number of points = Number of required measures x 10