March 03, 2022

Deadline Extended for CMS Cost Measures Field Testing

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractor, Acumen, LLC, are conducting field testing of five episode-based cost measures before considering their use in the Cost Performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). CMS has extended the field-testing period by 30 days and will now end March 25.

The following episode-based cost measures are being field tested:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Heart Failure
  • Low Back Pain
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Psychoses/Related Conditions

All stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the draft measure specifications through an online survey, which closes on March 25.

For more information, please contact Karen Campos, American College of Radiology® Quality Programs Specialist