2019 Quality Payment Program
The AANA continues to develop informational sources to aid certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) in understanding the complex relationship between quality and value outlined in many of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality initiatives. As these quality initiatives will affect reimbursement, it is important for CRNAs to build their knowledge base and become more familiar with some of these programs. This website is intended to be an educational guide to the programs the AANA believes will impact CRNAs the most.
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Quality Payment Program Year 3: 2019 MIPS Overview
On November 1, 2018, CMS released the official CY 2019 Final Rule outlining changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System under Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program. Along with the Final Rule, CMS released an Overview Fact Sheet and Executive Summary highlighting the finalized policies.
The AANA Research and Quality Division has prepared a series of short videos as a guide for CRNAs who are newly participating or transitioning to Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program and MIPS. The video will discuss issues of import for CRNAs as they navigate new MIPS participation requirements in 2019.
2019 APM Overview
2019 MIPS Performance Category Fact Sheets
These downloadable fact sheets offer a quick high-level overview of each 2019 MIPS performance category.
- Quality Fact Sheet
- Improvement Activities Fact Sheet
- Promoting Interoperability Fact Sheet
- Cost Fact Sheet
- 2019 MIPS on the Mind Infographic
MIPS Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs)
For individual CRNAs and anesthesia groups that would like further details about Quality and Improvement Activities, these FAQs offer further in-depth information about the two most important categories relevant to anesthesia providers.