Healthcare Dive writes clinicians who were affiliated with a health system had “significantly better” performance scores under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) than those who were unaffiliated, according to a new JAMA study. The researchers noted, however, that the study does not determine whether affiliated physicians were providing better quality care.
A further study, also published in JAMA, found that physicians who had the highest proportion of patients dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid had significantly lowers MIPS scores than other doctors.
- Healthcare Dive: https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/doctors-affiliated-with-health-systems-have-much-higher-mips-scores-jama-s/584823/
- Association of Clinician Health System Affiliation With Outpatient Performance Ratings in the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System. JAMA. Sept 8 2020
- Association Between Patient Social Risk and Physician Performance Scores in the First Year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. JAMA. Sept 8 2020