Dec. 31st is coming, read how to easily avoid 4% negative payment adjustment from Medicare in 2019!

If you are a Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)-eligible family physician or other clinician (check here to check eligibility: 31, 2017 is the final day to act to avoid a negative payment adjustment in the 2019 payment year!

We urge any undecided clinicians to take the “test” option--capture a minimum amount of MIPS data (for example, one quality measure or one improvement activity for any point in 2017)–-to avoid a negative payment adjustment. 

If you are a board-certified Family Physician and you don’t have an EHR to capture quality measure data, or you are currently stuck in PRIME Registry onboarding due to issues with your EHR, our PRIME Registry technology vendor, FIGmd, has provided a 2017 MIPS manual web tool for you to use. Email for more info.

In addition, CMS offers no-cost help so clinicians can be successful in the program and make the best decisions about how to participate. Please contact the Quality Payment Program at or 1-866-288-8292 to act now.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services designed the program to be flexible and minimize burden to the extent allowed under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).