Anesthesia providers won't earn major MIPS bonuses in 2019 — 3 reasons to report anyway

Anesthesia providers or groups aren't likely to receive the full 7 percent bonus for Merit-Based Incentive Payment System participation in 2019, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira.

CMS considers excluding measures with a performance rate above 95 percent, which poses a challenge for high-performing anesthesia and pain management groups. Several widely reported measures are no longer eligible for reporting in 2019.

Here are three reasons to continue reporting regardless:

1. Insurance carriers are continuing to require it
2. Hospitals and facilities request it
3. Providing trend data is valuable when it comes to organizational reviews

Read more about MIPS changes and reporting here.

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