February 16, 2018
Area(s) of Interest: Payor Issues and Reimbursement
Deadlines are fast approaching if you plan to submit 2017 data for Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your data. The two key dates are:
- March 16 at 5 pm Pacific time for group reporting via the CMS web interface
- March 31 for all other MIPS reporting
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has also recently launched a new MACRA data submission tool. The tool provides physicians with instant feedback on the success of their submission and the points they will receive, which ultimately determines whether they receive a bonus payment. You can submit data for the quality, improvement activities, and advancing care information performance categories.
Data can be submitted or updated an unlimited number of times up to the March 31 deadline. Please note that the data submission feature doesn’t have a “save” or “submit” button. Instead, it automatically updates as you enter data. You will see your initial scores by performance category, indicating that CMS has received your data. If your file doesn’t upload, you’ll get a message noting that issue.
For step-by-step instructions on how to submit MIPS data, check out this video and fact sheet.
Questions about your participation status or MIPS data submission? Contact the Quality Payment Program Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (866) 288-8292.
The Health Services Advisory Group and the California Health Information Partnership & Services Organization (CalHIPSO) are providing no-cost technical assistance to physician offices in California to prepare for and participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Contact CalHIPSO now to receive no-cost technical assistance.