Skip to Main Content
Main Content

Give feedback


We need your feedback & comments

The MACRA required us to ask for your feedback.

How can I learn about the Patient Relationship Categories & Codes?

  • Read more, based on your comments, about patient relationship categories and how we may use CPT Modifiers for reporting patient relationship codes.
  • View slides, transcripts, and recordings and an FAQ from the 2/21/18 and the 10/17/18 Patient Relationship Categories & Codes webinars.  

2019 MIPS cost performance category resources

2018 cost measure field testing

In October 2018, we field tested 11 newly developed episode-based cost measures and 2 revised measures for consideration in MIPS. Field testing happened from October 3, 2018 - October 31, 2018, with an extension to November 5, 2018. During field testing clinicians and clinician groups were able to get Field Test Reports from the CMS Enterprise Portal and give feedback on the draft measure specifications, field test report templates, and supplemental documentation. These reports were for field testing only, and don’t affect any scoring or payment adjustments.

Note: Field test reports are no longer available on the CMS Enterprise Portal, as of January 2019.

You can review our:

You can also review updated measure specifications, measure justification forms, and supplemental documents for the 11 episode-based cost measures and the revised TPCC and MSPB measures, including refinements based on field testing feedback:

  • The Episode-Based Cost Measures zip file includes a cost measure methodology document and a measure codes list file for each of the 11 episode-based cost measures.
  • The revised MSPB clinician zip file includes a cost measure methodology document and a measure codes list file for the revised measure.
  • The revised TPCC zip file includes a cost measure methodology document and measure codes list file for the revised measure.
  • The Measure Justification Forms zip file contains Measure Justification Forms for the 11 episode-based cost measures and the revised TPCC and MSPB measures that contain a comprehensive characterization of the measures, their justification, and testing results.
    • Updated 2018 National Summary Data Report contains an updated report that provides national-level summary statistics on clinicians’ performance for the cost measures following refinements made after the field testing period, as well as an addendum with risk adjustment regression results for the cost measures.
    • The Field Testing Feedback Summary Report provides a summary of feedback and refinements made to the cost measures after the field testing period.
       

    MACRA cost measure development 

    There have been many opportunities for stakeholders to provide input throughout the process. Learn more about the MACRA cost measure development process from:

    Learn about the Care Episodes & Patient Condition Codes

    Prior feedback requests: