Value-based purchasing is part of CMS’s quality strategy to reform how healthcare is delivered and paid for by the Medicare program. Once fully implemented, MIPS-eligible clinicians face a positive or negative 9% payment adjustment. For most practices that penalty structure will be unsustainable in the long run. That’s why it is critical for practices impacted by this program take steps now to prepare for 2017 reporting. If you haven’t done so already, we encourage you to talk with your HealthStream team to learn how we can help you satisfy MIPS reporting requirements.