What Is the Value-Based Payment Modifier?
The Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM) program assesses both the quality and the cost of care under the
Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The first payment year of the VM was 2015 based on 2013 performance for groups of 100+ eligible professionals (EPs), and the final payment year will be 2018 based on 2016 performance. Starting in 2017, the VM program has been sunset and rolled into the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the "Quality" and "Cost" categories.

Will You Be Rewarded With Increased Payments?
CMS posted results from the implementation of the fourth year of the VM program. In this report the payment adjustment factor has been determined and will affect 2018 claim amounts. Radiologists are encouraged to view the 2016 QRUR report to find information about their quality and cost performance. View more details here »