The Data Validation and Audits (DVA) for the Quality Payment Program 2017 and 2018 Performance Periods are Complete

Under the Quality Payment Program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) conducts an annual DVA of Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measures and activities from the Quality, Improvement Activities, and Promoting Interoperability performance categories to ensure that the program is using accurate and useful data to validate measures and activities and inform future policy.  MIPS participants chosen for this audit are randomly selected to include a representative sample of clinician types and submission methods.

We recognize the challenges some clinicians may have faced in the transition to MIPS during the first years of the program.  As such, the DVA process for the 2017 and 2018 performance periods will be used for educational purposes only and audited MIPS clinicians will not be subject to a MIPS final score or payment adjustment change based on the DVA results.  Note: In future audits, the DVA may result in a change to a clinician’s MIPS final score and payment adjustment changes.

MIPS clinicians selected for audit can contact the Quality Payment Program for 2017 and 2018 DVA results.

You may contact the Quality Payment Program at or 1-866-288-8292, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Customers who are hearing impaired can dial 711 to be connected to a TRS Communications Assistant.

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For information on the MIPS DVA process and requirements, please review the following resources found in the QPP Resource Library:

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Healthcentric Advisors
As the New England Quality Payment Program Support Center, Healthcentric Advisors assists New England-based physician and other eligible clinical practices to prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).