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CMS Launches MVPs Participation Framework

1/22/2020

CMS is implementing a new participation framework called the MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs), starting with the 2021 performance period. The goal of this new framework is to move away from siloed performance category measures and activities, and move toward an aligned set of measures and activities that are more meaningful to clinicians and patient care.
With the MVPs framework, CMS is aiming to connect measures and activities across the Quality, Cost, Promoting Interoperability and Improvement Activities performance categories of MIPS for different specialties and conditions. This new framework will:
  • Simplify MIPS and reduce clinician burden
  • Improve value and create a more cohesive and meaningful participation experience
  • Better align with Alternative Payment Models (APMs) to help ease the transition from MIPS to APMs.
As this is a significant shift in the way clinicians may potentially participate in MIPS, CMS will not immediately eliminate the current MIPS framework. MVPs will be developed for 2021 and beyond in collaboration with stakeholders and CMS will provide opportunities for dialogue and additional feedback.

To learn more, view the MVPs web page, video and fact sheet.