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Jun 26

CMS is Accepting Future Measures and Activities for Three MIPS Performance Categories until June 30

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Annual Call for Measures and Activities for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) is open until June 30, 2017.

CMS encourages clinicians, measure stewards, organizations, and other stakeholders to identify and submit measures and activities to be considered for the Quality, Advancing Care Information, and Improvement Activities performance categories of MIPS in future years.

Submission Details

  • Quality: Measures proposed for inclusion should be submitted through JIRA. Submissions should include the JIRA Measures under Consideration (MUC) template and other associated documents CMS deems necessary for the submission process.
  • Advancing Care Information: Measures proposed for inclusion should be sent using the Advancing Care Information Submission Form to CMSCallforMeasuresACI@ketchum.com.
  • Improvement Activities: Activities proposed for inclusion should be sent using the Improvement Activities Submission Form to CMSCallforActivitiesIA@ketchum.com.

Measures and activities should be relevant, reliable, and valid at the individual clinician level. To be considered, proposals must include measure specifications, related research, and background.

A final list of measures and activities for MIPS clinicians will be published in the Federal Register no later than November 1 of the year prior to the first day of the performance period. Please note that some Advancing Care Information measures finalized in the 2018 final rule may not take effect until 2020, depending on the functionalities and workflow changes needed for implementation.

For More Information

Remember to review the Annual Call for Measures and Activities fact sheet to learn more and understand the process for submitting measures and activities for the MIPS performance categories. Please direct any questions on measure and activity submissions to the QPP Service Center at QPP@cms.hhs.gov.

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