MIPS-eligible clinicians can start submitting data for 2019 through March 31

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (federal CMS) has opened the data submission period for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in the 2019 performance period of the Quality Payment Program. Data can be submitted and updated from 10 a.m. EST on Jan. 2, 2020 until 8 p.m. EDT on March 31, 2020.

Please note, the data submission period through the federal CMS Web Interface for ACOs and pre-registered groups and virtual groups also opened on Jan. 2, 2020 and closes on March 31, 2020. Quality measures reported via Medicare Part B claims have been submitted throughout the 2019 performance period. Sign in to qpp.cms.gov for your preliminary feedback on Part B claims measure data processed to date. The federal CMS will update this feedback at the end of the submission period with claims processed by your Medicare Administrative Contractor within the 60 day run out period.  

How to submit your 2019 MIPS data

Clinicians will follow the steps outlined below to submit their data:

  1. Go to the Quality Payment Program website
  2. Sign in using your QPP access credentials (see below for directions)
  3. Submit your MIPS data for the 2019 performance period or review the data reported on your behalf by a third party

How to sign in to the Quality Payment Program Data Submission System
To sign in and submit data, clinicians will need to register in the HCQIS Authorization Roles and Profile (HARP) system. For clinicians who need help enrolling with HARP, please refer to the QPP Access User Guide.

Note: Clinicians who are not sure if they are eligible to participate in the Quality Payment Program can check their final eligibility status using the QPP Participation Status Lookup Tool. Clinicians and groups that are opt-in eligible will need to make an election before they can submit data. (No election is required for those who don’t want to participate in MIPS.)

Small, underserved, and rural practice support
Clinicians in small practices (including those in rural locations), health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas may request technical assistance from organizations that can provide no-cost support. To learn more about this support, or to connect with your local technical assistance organization, visit the federal CMS's Small, Underserved, and Rural Practices page on the Quality Payment Program website.

For more information

Questions?

Contact the Quality Payment Program at 1-866-288-8292, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET or by e-mail at: QPP@cms.hhs.gov.

To receive assistance more quickly, consider calling during non-peak hours—before 10 a.m. and after 2 p.m. ET. The agency also encourages you to contact us earlier in the year, as response times often increase with heavier demand as the March 31 data submission deadline approaches. Customers who are hearing impaired can dial 711 to be connected to a TRS Communications Assistant.


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