Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin (F&MCW) and Monroe Clinic, Choosing Wisely grantee partners, have significantly reduced the use of antibiotics for adults with bronchitis, in-patient blood transfusions, and imaging for headaches and low back pain.
The Institute of Medicine estimates that in 2013, roughly $765 billion of the $2.6 trillion spent on health care that year was spent on low value-care, excess administration, and health care fraud.
In an effort to further develop and expand quality measures for use in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) intends to offer up to $30 million in grant funding over three years.
The objective of Medicare's new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is to improve the quality of care while reducing cost. A physician's costs will account for 10 percent of his or her total MIPS score in 2018.
Clinicians can apply to participate in research to be conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to examine hardships stemming from the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which is used to report quality measures.