CMS 30-day Preview for 2017 QPP provider data for the CMS Physician Compare public website

CMS announced recently that on March 28, 2019, they are allowing providers a Supplemental 30 day window to preview their 2017 Quality Payment Program (QPP) information before a subset of it is uploaded onto the public CMS “Physician Compare” website.  CMS notes:

“ … We’ve included the latest 2017 performance information that is available for public reporting. Even if you previously did not have performance information to preview, you may have updated performance information to preview now. All clinicians and groups are advised to login to the Quality Payment Program website and check their most current performance information …”

CMS has made a March, 2019, revised User Guide available for those providers whose data will be made public.  You can download it at this link.  In the User Guide, CMS notes “… that you will preview your data as star ratings, percentages, and/or plain language” and that they “encourage you to preview your data as early … as possible.”

CMS also has a document available for download that discusses the specific information that will be released.  While this information is only a subset of the entire 2017 data, it does include some of the common Quality measures related to eyes.  It also includes some Program Interoperability information, such as whether you attested to having performed a Security Risk Analysis.  Additionally, your final 2017 scoring for Composite and individual area scoring is being made public.  You can download the “Individual Clinician Performance Information on Physician Compare – Performance Year 2017” document with more information at this link.

Importantly, not all providers will have individual information made public.  CMS notes:

“Clinicians who participated in a MIPS APM or Advanced APM in 2017 will not have individual-level performance information available on their profile pages, if the individual clinician is:

  • A Qualified Participant in an Advanced APM and submitted MIPS performance information as an individual; or
  • An eligible clinician in a MIPS APM and submitted MIPS performance information as an individual through a TIN that is in a MIPS APM.”

We are happy to assist providers and groups in any way with QPP-related reporting issues or questions as well as other coverage topics, which include proper code selection, chart reviews, and payer action questions. Please contact us.  We can also provide training on these or other subjects.  You can reach us via the link to our main webpage or at the phone number below.  You can also download our “App”, Corcoran 24/7, which can be separately accessed via one of the links below. (800) 399-6565

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