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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Moving beyond the Merit-based Incentive Payment System

Moving beyond the Merit-based Incentive Payment System

March 15, 2018

The Congress should:

  • eliminate the current Merit-based Incentive Payment System; and
  • establish a new voluntary value program in fee-for-service Medicare in which:
  • clinicians can elect to be measured as part of a voluntary group; and
  • clinicians in voluntary groups can qualify for a value payment based on their group’s performance on a set of population-based measures.

Appeared in: March 2018 - Chapter 15

Topics: Delivery system reforms and Physicians and other health professionals.