2018 MIPS Playbook Ready for Download

A new resource is now available to help family physicians get engaged with — and succeed in — the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS), one track of CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP).

The 2018 MIPS Playbook is available to American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) members free of charge.  This playbook is a step-by-step recipe for success for family medicine practices of all sizes that begins with a list of major QPP changes in 2018. It includes checklists written specifically for physicians in small practices, large group practices and virtual groups, as well as a handy overview of the massive Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.

The 52-page playbook walks physicians through the critical steps to success in the program. Read it and learn how to

  • review data in previous reports made available to physicians, such as the all-important quality and resource use report;
  • select a reporting method;
  • choose quality measures;
  • pick improvement activities measures;
  • select an advancing care information measure; and
  • build that final MIPS score.

The playbook also provides a list of all the important acronyms right in one place. It also offers a section titled “Understanding Measure Specifications” that takes a deeper dive into some of the more complex details, such as measure numerators and denominators.