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CMS: Begin MIPS Reporting by October 2

Friday, September 29, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bradley Coffey
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From CMS:

MIPS Milestone: Begin Data Collection by October 2nd for 90 Consecutive Days of Participation 

It’s not too late to participate in the first year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)—one of the two tracks in the Quality Payment Program. The transition year of MIPS has been underway since January 1, 2017 and runs until December 31, 2017.


Transition year (2017) Participation:

For 2017, you can participate in one of three ways:

  • Submit data covering a full year, or
  • Submit data covering at least a consecutive 90-day period, or
  • Submit a minimum amount of data (<90 days)

Remember: You should begin data collection no later than October 2, 2017, to report 90 consecutive days of data for the transition year. For example: If you are planning to submit 90 days or more of your quality data via your claims, you would need to begin adding the applicable quality data codes to your claims no later than October 2nd.

If you submit data for at least 90 days, you avoid the negative payment adjustment, and may be eligible for a positive payment adjustment.


Are you planning to submit less than 90 days of data?

If so, you can begin data collection as late as Dec 31st and still avoid the negative payment adjustment. However, more data increases your likelihood of earning a positive payment adjustment.  


When is data submission?

This listerv is a reminder to begin data collection. You will begin submitting your 2017 MIPS performance data on January 2 through March 31, 2018.  If you are eligible to participate but choose not to submit data, you’ll get a negative 4% payment adjustment which will go into effect on January 1, 2019.


Need Help Participating?


View Recordings of Recent Quality Payment Program Webinars on the CMS Website

Recent Quality Payment Program Webinars Now Available on the CMS Website

Were you unable to participate in a recent Quality Payment Program (QPP) webinar?

You can now view all recordings, presentations, and transcripts from QPP webinars on the CMS Quality Payment Program Events webpage.

Three recent QPP webinars include: 

  • August 16, 2017: QPP Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Office Hours Session – Provided a detailed overview on the draft provisions from the QPP Year 2 NPRM.  CMS has shared the most frequently asked questions from the session with answers on the CMS website
  • August 30, 2017: 2018 Self Nomination Process for Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) and Qualified Registries – Offered an overview of the 2018 self-nomination process for organizations that wish to become QCDRs and qualified registries for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for the 2018 performance period. 
  • September 8, 2017: Overview of MIPS for Small, Rural, and Underserved Practices – Provided an overview of MIPS, the flexibilities for small practices under MIPS, and the resources offered by Technical Assistance organizations. 


For More Information 

To find the latest information, visit the Quality Payment Program website.

The Quality Payment Program Service Center can also be reached at 1-866-288-8292 (TTY 1-877-715- 6222), available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. ET or via email at

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