What is MIPS?
Medicare reform—specifically the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APM)—is the number one issue affecting physicians in 2016, according to the American Medical Association. That’s because beginning in 2019, physicians must choose to participate in either MIPS or APMs as part of a larger shift away from fee-for-service payment toward value-based reimbursement.
Although 2019 may seem far away, the reality is that many practices need to start researching their options now. Navigating through this complex payment maze takes time and effort.