AJMC March 3, 2022
This article describes the challenges associated with aggregating and reporting quality data via electronic health records and discusses corresponding policy solutions.
Am J Accountable Care. 2022;10(1):28-30. https://doi.org/10.37765/ajac.2022.88849
The manner in which Medicare measures quality is undergoing a seismic shift. Currently, the CMS Web Interface is a popular option through which physician group practices and accountable care organizations (ACOs) can submit requisite quality data. Quality data submitted via the Web Interface are used to assess performance in alternative payment models (APMs) such as the Medicare Shared Savings Program in addition to calculating a Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) score, which determines adjustments to physicians’ Part B payments in subsequent years. The Web Interface requires physician groups and/or APM participants to submit...