2019 Quality Payment Program eligible clinician status is available!  Check out the QPP Participation Status Tool and enter your National Provider Identifier. How does the federal CMS determine 2019 MIPS Eligibility Status? They review PECOS data and Medicare Part B claims for services provided during two 12-month segments, known as the MIPS determination period.

  • First segment: Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018; Includes a 30-day claims run-out period
  • Second segment: Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019; Does not include claims run-out period 

The QPP Participation Status Tool update shows preliminary 2019 eligibility status based on data from Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018.

How is your 2018 MIPS reporting going?

The QPP data submission period for Year 2 (2018) began on Jan. 2, 2019. You can log-in to the QPP website to upload data files and attest for Improvement Activities and/or Promoting Interoperability. Data may be added and submitted by April 2, 2019, at 7 p.m. CST to receive credit. *Please check with registries for specific submission deadline dates*

If you are submitting data through the federal CMS Web Interface, your submission period is Jan. 22, 2019 - March 22, 2019. Click here to watch a YouTube video on how to submit your data successfully!

If you are submitting data via claims, March 2, 2019 is your submission deadline.

Check out the 2018 Submission FAQ Document. – Click here

Reminder: New QPP log-in system replaces EIDM – Now called HARP

The federal CMS has created a one-stop shop for clinicians and practices looking to manage their data from one location. Going forward, users will manage their reporting access, including user IDs and passwords, directly through the HCQIS Access Roles and Profile (HARP) System.

Current users will log-in using your regular EIDM credentials.

New users will create their account from the QPP log-in page by clicking the "Register" link. This will direct new users to the federal CMS's new secure identity management portal - the HCQIS Access Roles and Profile (HARP) system. More information for creating a new account is available in the QPP Access User Guide.

New 2019 QPP Resources are Available, including Quality Measures and the updated benchmark spreadsheet! Check out all the 2019 Resources to help you be successful this year. Simply go to the CMS QPP Resource Library to find the 2019 Final Rule and learn more. We also encourage you to scroll down on this page and utilize the filter tool by performance year to find fact sheets, user guides, measure specification criteria and other information as you navigate this program.

CMS announcement on interoperability

On Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released proposed rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information. The rules would increase choice and competition while fostering innovation that promotes patient access to and control over their health information. To view the proposed rule (CMS-9115-P), please visit: https://www.cms.gov/Center/Special-Topic/Interoperability-Center.html

CMS’s proposed changes to the health care system support the goals of the MyHealthEData initiative, and would increase the seamless flow of health information, reduce burden on patients and providers, and foster innovation by unleashing data for researchers and innovators.

For a fact sheet on the federal CMS proposed rule (CMS-9115-P), please visit: https://edit.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/cms-advances-interoperability-patient-access-health-data-through-new-proposals

For a fact sheet on the ONC proposed rule, please visit: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=4bfd196d-17a810bd-4bfd2852-0cc47a6a52de-967680e4b4a4a761&u=https://www.healthit.gov/topic/laws-regulation-and-policy/notice-proposed-rulemaking-improve-interoperability-health

Upcoming events

Feb. 26, 2019; 12-1 p.m. MST
Colorado QPP Coalition Office Hours:
Please join us for our February webinar to learn about 2019 MIPS Participation. Our speaker this month is Courtnay Ryan, senior QI facilitator at Telligen. We will spend the first 30-40 minutes providing information on how to successfully participate in the 2019 QPP performance period, and save plenty of time for open discussion, questions and comments. Register now.

Federal CMS webinars

Submitting 2018 MIPS Data
February's LAN will focus on preparing small practices for the upcoming submission deadline.
Thursday, Feb. 21;  2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CT

MIPS Question and Answer Town Hall Event for Solo and Small Group Practices
March's LAN features a panel of experts who understand MIPS and work regularly with small practices to help them succeed in MIPS.
Tuesday, March 19; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., CT
Thursday, March 21; 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., CT

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