Modern Healthcare July 12, 2019
Maria Castellucci

Although more clinicians who participated in year two of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System will receive a bonus compared to year one, there are less participants overall, the CMS announced Friday.

The agency said 97.6% of clinicians who participated in MIPS last year will receive a positive payment adjustment on each of their Medicare Part B claims in 2020, which is slightly higher than 2017 when 93.1% of clinicians got a bonus last year. At the same time, the number of participants in the program dropped from 1.06 million to 916,058.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the gain in clinicians receiving a bonus is “a strong sign that our incremental approach and flexible options lead to clinician success in MIPS.”