Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

Audiology Quality Consortium Joint Announcement—Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Healthmonix

The Audiology Quality Consortium (AQC), comprised of nine representative audiology organizations, has worked over the last year to create new, audiology-specific quality performance outcome measures that could be used in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).


These measures represent additional options for reporting, a supplement to the nine extant measures available in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) designated MIPS measures set for audiology.

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CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Medicare QPP Rules for 2020

Under the final Quality Payment Program (QPP) rule for 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a new Audiology Specialty Measure Set for audiology participation in the Quality category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) (2020 performance period/2022 payment year).

Topic(s): Coding, Reimbursement, Quality Payment Program (QPP), Medicare, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today January/February 2020