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GAO Report on the MIPS Program

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report, "Provider Performance and Experiences Under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System" (MIPS). Based on request from Congressional committees/subcommittees or statutory requirements, the GAO provides Congress, heads of executive agencies, and the public with fact-based, non-partisan information used to improve government.


The report was informed in part by experts and informants, including Department of Medicine Associate Chair for Health Systems and VSSL Director Dr. Joshua Liao. This adds to a larger body of MIPS analysis and evaluation work led by Dr. Liao in VSSL, spanning several years and encompassing multiple aspects of the program. Installments of this work include the following: