Originally published by Texas Medical Association on November 30, 2022.
Physicians participating in Medicare’s 2021 Quality Payment Program (QPP) have until Dec. 20 to preview their performance ratings before they are made publicly available in 2023.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly reports QPP performance information for physicians, clinicians, groups, and accountable care organizations (ACOs) on Medicare Care Compare and in the Provider Data Catalog (PDC). (The performance information was previously reported on Physician Compare profile pages and in the Physician Compare Downloadable Database.)
Physicians and groups can see their Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Qualified Clinical Data Registry quality measures; MIPS promoting interoperability measures and attestations; MIPS improvement activities attestations; and final scores plus those in the four individual reporting categories (quality, promoting interoperability, improvement activities, and cost). The information is later displayed on Care Compare and in the PDC using star ratings, percent scores, and checkmarks.
CMS notes the 2021 performance data planned for public reporting in 2023 “will be added to Care Compare and/or the PDC after all targeted reviews are completed. If you have an open targeted review request, you’ll still be able to preview your 2021 QPP performance information.”
ACO-level data, however, is not available for viewing via the QPP site during the preview period, the agency said: “MIPS-eligible clinicians who participate in Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs can preview their performance information in their 2021 MIPS Performance Feedback. Shared Savings Program ACOs can also review quality performance information in their previously provided 2021 Quality Performance Reports.”
Check out your scores via the Doctors and Clinicians Preview section of the QPP website. CMS also provides several resources to guide you.
The preview period opened on Nov. 21 and will close on Dec. 20 at 7 pm CT.
(2022, Nov. 30) Preview Your MIPS Performance Data Before It Goes Public. TMA Publications.