What effort to put a best foot forward, and verify what gets published?
At some (as yet unspecified) near future date, patients will be able to see detail quality reporting information on every physician in the country. This data will come from your PQRS / MIPS Quality submission, and other submitted MIPS data starting in 2017. For consumers of health care, this could be an exciting nationalized scoreboard by which to select providers of care.
I think this probably drives a bit of extra work for most of us.
The Physician Compare Website will include, in an easily understandable format, all individual and group Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) scores, MIPS overall scores, and MIPS program element scores. The site will also include aggregate data to be used as benchmarks.
Each EC will have advance notice of what data will be published (30 days). We can file appeals if the data are incorrect. Given the visibility and comparability of the data, it may be prudent to inject a bit of extra diligence in the selection of what Quality Measures each EP submits, and a bit of extra review in making sure CMS is about to publish what was actually submitted.
As we start our budgeting and workload planning for the next fiscal year, it appears MIPS will be driving some extra work.