Welcome to the latest installment of MIPS Tips. 2017 MIPS attestation is open through March 31, 2018 so this communication will focus on 2017 attestation tools and resources.
Enter the National Provider Identifier (NPI) in the MIPS Participation Status Tool to confirm whether a provider is required to submit data under MIPS for 2017.
CQR and MIPS Webinar
Quatris conducted a CQR and MIPS webinar in early January that provided a MIPS overview, CQR functionality related to setting up measurements and the MIPS tab, how to avoid the negative payment adjustment for 2017, and links to other useful resources. The Slides from the webinar are attached to this email, and the link to the recording can be found on the first slide.
You have until March 31st, 2018 to manually attest for 2017 MIPS. As data is entered, you will see real-time scoring within the MIPS performance categories. Data is automatically saved and clinician records are updated in real time. Payment adjustments will be calculated based on the last submission or submission update that occurs before the submission period closes on March 31, 2018.
If your practice plans to manually attest for MIPS, you will need an EIDM account to sign into the Quality Payment Program portal.
- If you need to update information or if you do not yet have an EIDM account, you can create one on the CMS Enterprise Portal.
- Quatris does not support the EIDM accounts, so if you have any questions or issues on EIDM accounts, visit this User Guide or reach out to CMS directly.
Group and/or Individual data submission for MIPS YouTube video (38 minutes) walks through a sample attestation and is a truly great resource (I recommend everyone manually attesting spend the time and watch this).
GE Quality Submission Services
Quality Submission Services is a Service where GE will submit quality data to CMS for enrolled customers on their behalf using the EHR Reporting method. The GE Quality Submission Service enrollment period closed on January 12th but the authorization period for those customers who enrolled is now open.
- Authorization closes on March 2nd, at which point GE will submit all authorized data to CMS
- The slides for those customers who are participating in QSS and who have not yet authorized can be found on Podio HERE.
Avoiding the Negative Payment Adjustment
If you are required to participate in MIPS based on your NPI number but have not been diligent about keeping up with requirements, it may not be too late to avoid the negative payment adjustment.
- Select 1 Improvement Activity and report to this activity for each eligible clinician for 90 consecutive days
- During attestation, select the improvement activity and attest to this activity
- Providers will not be required to enter supporting documentation, but supporting documentation should be gathered and retained for audit purposes
If this is all overwhelming or more than you want to take on, remember we do offer MIPS consulting services where we assist you with the Attestation process. For more information, please reach out to Mike Keller, our Director of Clinical Services, at email@example.com.
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*Note: If you are a GE Direct support customer, the content of this email may not apply to you and you should work with GE on your processes for support and quality reporting programs.