Fierce Healthcare, Joanne Finnegan, July 10, 2018

Researchers find that doctors need more education about MIPS requirements.

Most physicians treating Medicare patients don’t know how Medicare is evaluating and paying them, a new study concluded.

The survey of over 700 internal medicine physicians in the spring of 2017 found that more than 60% of doctors reported little to no familiarity with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the new Medicare physician payment system that took effect in January 2017 and is now in its second year.

Many of the doctors also worried that the pay-for-performance incentives could harm patient care, according to the study in Health Affairs.

Researchers at the University of Washington Medicine in Seattle and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania
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