Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a consolidation of Medicare’s Meaningful Use program (MU), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM) program. Beginning in 2019, physical therapists who participate in MIPS “earn a payment adjustment based on evidence-based and practice-specific quality data.”
Performance is measured through the data clinicians report in four areas - Quality, Improvement Activities, Promoting Interoperability (formerly Advancing Care Information), and Cost. CMS designed MIPS to update and consolidate previous programs, including: Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program for Eligible Clinicians, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM).
Are you ready?
Following this webinar, the participant will be able to:
- Understand what MIPS is and how it was developed
- Understand the participation requirements under MIPS
- Understand how to successfully report under MIPS
Dennis Langton, PT received his B.S. degree in Health Education and Physical Therapy in 1973 from the University of Utah. His post graduate studies include a wide variety of advanced clinical courses in the areas of Manual Therapy, Sports Medicine, Neurology, Craniomandibular Disorders, and Work Rehabilitation. Mr. Langton has presented over 30 post graduate research papers and taught over 100 post-graduate professional courses, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of orthopedics, manual therapy, orthotics and prevention education. He is presently a consultant in head, neck, and facial pain to the Clinical Research Foundation, and an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California. Mr. Langton is co-author of a functional anatomy text on the head, neck and temporomandibular joint and contributing author on two textbooks on evaluation and treatment of CMD. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Orthopedic, Private Practice, Aquatics, Geriatrics, Women's Health and Health Policy and Administration sections and is a Trustee of APTA-PAC. He currently serves on the California Physical Therapy Association Payment Policy Committee.