ACP analyzes, rates performance measures in 2019 CMS MIPS

Policymakers, physician organizations, and measure developers should encourage inclusion of measures rated as valid in accountability, payment, and reporting programs.


Of 18 performance measures relevant to internists in the 2019 CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), just nine were found to be valid measures of physician-level quality performance, according to an analysis by ACP's Performance Measurement Committee.

In a paper published earlier this year in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Committee analyzed and rated an additional 86 performance measures included in MIPS and found that only 32 were valid (37%). Policymakers, physician organizations, and measure developers should encourage inclusion of measures rated as valid in accountability, payment, and reporting programs.

ACP recognizes the importance of the performance measurement field in the changing health care environment. The College's goal is to encourage the use of high-quality, evidence-based performance measures to optimally guide the improvement of the quality of patient care and the practice of internal medicine. For access to ACP's meaningful performance measure recommendations on other topics, visit ACP's repository online.