The final stage of reporting for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) began Oct. 2, 2017, if you chose the option to report for 90 consecutive days. The MIPS transition year began Jan. 1, 2017, and runs until Dec. 31, 2017. If you subscribed to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) email, you would have received information on how to participate in one of the following three ways:
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- Submit data covering a full year;
- Submit data covering at least a consecutive 90-day period; or
- Submit a minimum amount of data (<90 days).
Remember: You should have begun data collection no later than Oct. 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 have needed to begin adding the applicable quality data codes to your claims no later than Oct. 2.
Not Sure How You’ll Report? Try the RCR
If you have not decided how you are going to report for 2017, register with the ACR’s Rheumatology Clinical Registry (RCR) for your MIPS reporting for 2017; the deadline is Dec. 1. The RCR can report for the test submission and partial reporting. The test submission will qualify you for the neutral payment adjustment by reporting one measure on one patient.
The partial reporting option requires you to report on all components of MIPS for any continuous 90-day period that could qualify you for a potential bonus. Note: This RCR dashboard scoring is only an estimation and cannot guarantee the type of future payment adjustment; only CMS can determine penalties and bonuses.
Register here to report for MIPS in 2017.
If you have any questions, reach out to the RCR staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.