Federal Quality Reporting Programs

2016 is a critical year for practices to avoid penalties under Medicare's quality reporting programs.

2016 Program Participation 2018 Payment Adjustment
PQRS -2%
EHR Meaningful Use -3% or -4% depending on the number of successful meaningful users
Value-Based Payment Modifier Between -4% and +4x
* x equals the "upward payment adjustment factor" yet to be determined by CMS

For more information about the quality reporting programs and to access MGMA's PQRS, Value-Based Payment Modifier, and Meaningful Use resource centers, click on one of the below buttons:

Expanding Item - View MoreWhat’s Next? New Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) takes effect in 2017

MGMA strongly supports the harmonization and consolidation of PQRS, VBPM, and meaningful use into a single quality reporting program. As Medicare developed the new framework for MIPS, MGMA aggressively advocated that CMS hit the reset button and develop a program that supports and encourages the group practice model in which providers are measured on costs and clinically-relevant outcomes that are within their control. To help physician practice leaders understand the new program and successfully prepare for its implementation in 2017, MGMA has created new tools and resources available at the MACRA/QPP Resource Center

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