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Payment adjustments for 9 specialties under MIPS — Ophthalmologists face 7% reduction in 2018

An Avalere analysis found many specialties may face payment adjustments in 2018 under CMS' Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

The maximum MIPS payment adjustment for 2018 for the following specialties include:

•    General practice: +/- 5 percent
•    Internal medicine:  +/- 5 percent
•    Neurology:  +/- 6 percent
•    Urology: +/- 6 percent
•    Allergy/Immunology: +/- 7 percent
•    Ophthalmology: +/- 7 percent
•    Medical oncology: +/- 16 percent
•    Hematology/oncology: +/- 16 percent
•    Rheumatology: +/- 16 percent

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