On Tuesday, myCME's David Azevedo caught up with Andy Rosenberg and Tom Sullivan of the CME Coalition to discuss the latest developments related to MACRA and CME . “I think there’s an openness in the government to make things easier for physicians to get credit for the work they are doing,” noted Sullivan in the interview. "If I’m going to participate in a quality improvement program, that should qualify as quality improvement.” Rosenberg went on to comment that he is “hopeful” now that CMS has opened up the process to reconsider new measures. “I’m very bullish on our long-term chances of eventually getting them to recognize a role for CME in MIPS," he said.
Under the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), physicians will be reimbursed based on composite score, which reflects their performance in a number of defined areas, including "clinical practice improvement activities" (CPEA). The Coalition contends CME should be recognized as a clinical practice improvement activity within MIPS because CME has long been recognized as a means by which physicians demonstrate engagement in continued professional development. This encourages physicians to develop and maintain the knowledge, skills, and practice performance that leads to optimal patient outcomes. Additional information is available here.