MIPS: Final Scores Released
After numerous delays the MIPS final scores for the 2017 reporting year have been released. These scores are based on a foundation on four individual categories: Cost, Quality, Improvement Activities, and Promoting Interoperability. For Eligible Clinicians (EC) the score will be generated on an annual basis with a scale of 0 – 100. The score will affect Medicare Part B reimbursement and, since the scores are being made public, professional reputation.
Since MIPS data can be submitted on either a group or individual basis, there are two very large downloadable spreadsheet files containing the long-awaited data which can also be accessed by an application programming interface (API). It will not take too long before developers are able to create simple look-up interfaces that can populate the scores and addresses on Google maps.
Here are the two files:
- 2017 Group – MIPS Final Scores and underlying performance category scores. The spreadsheet data contains over 22,000 rows. https://data.medicare.gov/Physician-Compare/Physician-Compare-2017-Group-Public-Reporting-Over/vh77-fha8
- 2017 Individual – MIPS Final Scores and underlying performance category scores. The spreadsheet data contains over 413,000 rows. https://data.medicare.gov/Physician-Compare/Physician-Compare-2017-Individual-EC-Public-Report/j79y-bz9t