For the 2018 performance year, eligible clinicians will receive a Cost performance category score that accounts for 10 percent of their final MIPS score.
ECs do not need to attest to anything for this component. CMS will calculate this score by reviewing claims data for MIPS ECs. In 2018, CMS will analyze two Cost measures:
- Medicare spending per beneficiary (MSPB)
- Total per capita cost
ASA continues to advocate for physician anesthesiologists to be fairly and accurately assessed under the MIPS cost component. ASA expects to release more information on the 2018 MIPS Cost component.
For information on the 2017 QPP, visit the CMS Resource Library. You can also find CMS Resources here and ASA FAQs here for all things MACRA.