“Through a new contract, Abt Associates will continue to support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) efforts to incentivize quality, cost-effective medical care. Working as a subcontractor to General Dynamics Information Technology, Abt won the $4 million re-compete for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Practice Improvement and Measures Management Support program.”
“MIPS rewards clinicians for meeting CMS performance benchmarks when serving Medicare beneficiaries. Abt will support the implementation of MIPS, developing and updating the program’s quality measures and promoting interoperability measures and improvement activities that support high quality care and enable clinicians to better engage patients. In addition to analyzing and developing MIPS policies, we’ll also write an annual peer-reviewed journal manuscript on new MIPS quality measures and conduct a research study of clinicians participating in MIPS. To help grow the program, we’ll also assist with informational outreach and technical assistance to clinicians and other stakeholders…” Read the full press release here.
Source: Abt to Support CMS Quality Payment Program for Medicare Providers – October 31, 2019. GlobeNewswire.