CMS creates set of RIF data files to support the Value-Based Payment Modifier Program

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Medicare (CM) has created a set of data files containing Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR) and Value Modifier information for groups and solo practitioners.

There is one Public Use File (PUF) available, the Performance Year Value Modifier file for each of the years 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Three Research Identifiable Files (RIF) files are available and include information about the professionals providing services under the program. There is one version of each file available for each year, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

  • Value Modifier Performance Year, Practice Level
  • Value Modifier Performance Year, NPI-Practice Level
  • Value Modifier Performance Year, Beneficiary Level

The Value-Based Payment Modifier Program evaluates the performance of physician groups and solo practitioners on the quality and cost of care they provide to their Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries and adjusts physician payment based on performance. 

For more information about these data files:

Value Modifier Practice Level File
Value Modifier NPI-Practice Level File
Value Modifier Beneficiary Level File
Value Modifier Performance PUF