Study Finds CMS MIPS Scores Not Correlated With Reductions in Readmissions or Complications

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Study Finds CMS MIPS Scores Not Correlated With Reductions in Readmissions or Complications

Better MIPS quality scores may be rarely associated with lower rates of hospital complications in the first year of implementation, study finds.

RevCycle Intelligence (8/9, McKeon) reported on research indicating that “better Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) quality scores were rarely associated with lower rates of hospital complications during the first year of program implementation.” The study included “over 38,000 specialty physicians using CMS’s Physician Compare and Hospital Compare data from 2017, the first year of MIPS.” It found that “MIPS quality scores for vascular surgeons in the 11th to 25th percentile were associated with a 0.55-percentage point higher rate of failure to rescue, compared to physicians in the 51st to 100th percentile of MIPS scores.” The results were published in JAMA Network Open.

To read the study, see here: results