COST (10 % of total score in year 1)
The score would be based on Medicare claims, meaning no reporting requirements for clinicians. This category would use more than 40 episode-specific measures to account for differences among specialties.
QUALITY (50 % of total score in year 1)
Clinicians would choose to report six measures versus the nine measures currently required under the Physician Quality Reporting System. This category gives clinicians reporting options to choose from to accommodate differences in specialty and practices.
CLINICAL PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES (15 % of total score in year 1)
Clinicians would be rewarded for clinical practice improvement activities such as activities focused on care coordination, beneficiary engagement, and patient safety.
ADVANCING CARE INFORMATION (25 % of total score in year 1)
Clinicians would choose to report customizable measures that reflect how they use electronic health record (EHR) technology in their day-to-day practice, with a particular emphasis on interoperability and information exchange.