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How to Use This Tool

This tool has been created to help you get familiar with the different measures you can submit and prepare for the year. It's for planning purposes only and will not submit anything to CMS. To get the most out of the tool, follow the steps below:

  1. Explore (Search, browse, or filter) available measures
  2. Add measures you're interested in to your list
  3. Download your list of interested measures for reference

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2018 Cost Measures

10% of final score

This percentage can change due to APM participation and the volume of attributed patients. In the event that there are not enough attributed beneficiaries for the Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB)  and Total per Capita Cost (TPC) measures, the Cost performance category weight will be added to the Quality performance category.

There is no data submission requirement for the Cost performance category. Cost measures are evaluated automatically through administrative claims data.

Read more about Cost requirements

2 Cost Measures
  • Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB)

    The Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) measure evaluates solo practitioners and groups on their spending efficiency and is risk-adjusted to account for patients' risk profiles. Solo practitioners and groups are identified by their National Provider Identification (NPI) and Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) combination. Specifically, the MSPB measure assesses the average spend for Medicare services performed by providers/groups per episode of care. Each episode comprises the period immediately prior to, during, and following a patient's hospital stay.

    Submission Methods

    • Administrative Claims

    Measure ID


  • Total Per Capita Costs (TPCC)

    The Total Per Capita Costs (TPCC) measure is a payment-standardized, annualized, risk-adjusted, and specialty-adjusted measure that evaluates the overall efficiency of care provided to beneficiaries attributed to solo practitioners and groups, as identified by their Medicare Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)

    Submission Methods

    • Administrative Claims

    Measure ID