The end of the year is always hectic for oncology practices, but 2017 is proving exceptionally busy as CMS' Quality Payment Program (QPP) transitional year comes to a close. Many practices participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) are hyper-focused on their data collection and organization for performance year 2017. Although it is easy to focus on just the current year, oncology practices should not neglect the opportunity to plan for 2018. For all practices—regardless of the extent of their participation in MIPS—this is the time to get organized and develop an action plan so they can hit the ground running next year.
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