This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) opened registration for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Value Pathways (MVPs) in performance year 2023. The registration window will be open for individuals, groups, subgroups, and Alternative Payment Model (APM) entities through November 30, 2023.
MVPs are available for voluntary reporting beginning in the 2023 performance year. According to CMS, the MVP framework “aims to align and connect measures and activities across the quality, cost, and improvement activities performance categories of MIPS for different specialties or conditions.” ASA has published additional information and practice considerations for MVPs and the “Patient Safety and Support of Positive Experiences with Anesthesia MVP.”
To access the MVP registration form and an MVP fact sheet, download CMS’ ZIP folder. The completed registration can be emailed to QPP@cms.hhs.gov with the subject “MVP registration.” The full list of available MVPs is published on CMS’ “Explore MVPs” web page.
Ahead of registration, prospective MVP participants are required to determine whether they want to be evaluated on an outcomes-based administrative claims quality measure (if applicable); select a population health measure; and identify whether they will participate as a group, subgroup, individual, or APM entity. Those submitting registration must have a QPP Security Official designation – the QPP Access User Guide provides instructions on obtaining this designation. Please check the ASA website for how these selections may apply to anesthesiologists.
Please contact the ASA Department of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Date of last update: April 7, 2023