The national health care agenda is increasingly focused on improving the quality and safety of care provided to patients. As part of this shift, radiology practices must integrate value-driven infrastructure and quality-improvement programs by linking reimbursement to quality indicators.
Medicare Value-Based Programs
Note: 2016 was the last program year for PQRS and Value Modifier programs. PQRS and VM transitioned to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the Quality Payment Program. The final data submission timeframe for reporting 2016 PQRS quality data to avoid the 2018 PQRS downward payment adjustment was January through March 2017. The first MIPS performance period is January through December 2017.