2022 is Coming – Are you prepared?

The MIPS 2022 Proposed Rule has been released. Take a look at some of the highlights related to Traditional MIPS that could impact your organization.

  • Clinical Social Workers and Certified Nurse Mid-Wives would be included in the eligible clinician definition.
  • CMS is proposing that the performance threshold is 75 points and the additional exceptional performance threshold would be set at 89 points.
  • 2022 Performance Category Weights are set at:

Additional Proposals

Quality Performance Category Proposals include:

  • Removing the end-to-end electronic reporting and high priority measure bonus points
  • Removing the 3-point floor for scoring measures
  • Using previous performance score benchmarks such as 2019 for scoring
  • Extending the CMS Web interface option for registered parties
  • Updating measure inventory to 195
  • Increasing the data completeness requirement to 80% in 2023

Cost Category Proposals include:

  • Proposal to add five new episode-based cost measures
  • Newly proposed measures would also include case minimums calculated with administrative claims data

Improvement Activity Category Proposals include:

  • Proposal to add seven new activates
  • Proposal to modify 15 current activates and modifications that would focus on health equity
  • Proposal to remove six activities that are currently available.

Promoting Interoperability Category Proposals include:

  • Proposal to auto-apply automatic reweighting to clinical social workers in small practices
  • Proposal for revisions to various reporting requirements

You can find additional proposals surrounding Care Compare, MVP’s, Advanced APM’s, ACO’s & the Medicare Shared Savings Program on the Quality Payment Program website. You can also find resources and the full proposed rule.

What approach have you taken to prepare for the 2021 MIPS reporting year? Have any ideas or tips of your own? Share them with us in the comments section below, we would love to hear from you.

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About the Author:

Christina is a Project Management and Application Specialist at eMedApps with over 20 years of experience in the Health Care industry. The Certified NextGen professional applies her clinical, IT and Quality background along with her NextGen system knowledge to aid practices in workflow enhancements, efficiency optimization, upgrades, reporting, CCM, PCMH, Meaningful Use, MIPS, quality initiatives and best practice implementation. Christina resides in Michigan and is detail orientated, organized, and has a positive can-do attitude. She thoroughly enjoys working with clients to achieve their goals.