A large section of the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, released on November 1st 2019, contains updates to the Merit-Based Incentive Program for 2020 and beyond. Overall, CMS is continuing to mature the program as it begins the 4th year of operation while finalizing framework to streamline reporting requirements in future years.

Changes to the program include increases in the threshold to avoid a penalty for the next two performance years, updates to measure inventories for each performance category and the finalization of the MIPs Value Pathways framework for 2021.

CLICK HERE for an in-depth analysis of the Final Rule for MIPS.

CLICK HERE for Advocate’s summary of the Final Rule.


Kayley Jaquet

Manager of Regulatory Affairs