Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), radiologists will receive a composite performance score (0–100) based on a defined performance period. CMS will then use that score to adjust payments beginning in 2019.
Radiology’s existing coding structure is undergoing a dramatic transformation, which is the product of numerous code screens being used by CMS and the RVS Update Committee to identify potentially misvalued services. The application of these code screens often results in the conversion of old codes to new codes. The conversion to new codes has