DEADLINE QUICKLY APPROACHING: Submit 2017 MIPS Reporting Data Before March 31

Physicians have until March 31, 2018, to submit their 2017 MIPS performance data, which will impact 2019 payments. Physicians and groups may use the CMS QPP portal to report 2017 data for the Advancing Care Information (ACI) and Improvement Activities categories of MIPS. Quality data from EHR systems in QRDA III format may also be uploaded to the system.

As a reminder, 2017 was the first performance year of MIPS. CMS designated 2017 as the first transition year, and as such, physicians may avoid the 4% MIPS penalty in 2019 by submitting minimal data for 2017. If physicians or groups have not already submitted some data—such as one quality measure on one patient—they can still go to the CMS QPP submission site and report either:

  • One improvement activity, or
  • The base measures of the Advancing Care Information category.

The system uses the same Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) credentials as previous quality reporting programs. If you need to update your information, visit CMS' Enterprise Portal. Click here for CMS' user guide.