Part of the proposed restructuring of the current quality programs involves major changes to the EHR Incentive/Meaningful Use program, which will sunset in 2019. Instead, beginning in 2019 the MIPS program will incorporate the “advancing care information” performance category to address use of EHR technology to advance care, with an emphasis on interoperability and information exchange. CMS states this category will not include an all-or-nothing scoring currently utilized in the Meaningful Use program.
The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) is reviewing the 962-page proposal, and will update this webpage with additional information about the MIPS and APM proposals shortly. The AMA also has updated their MACRA website with additional materials to assist physicians with the changes resulting from this landmark legislation. Be sure to visit our MACRA webpage and the Quality Blog often for updates!