MIPS Reporting Using a Registry
The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requires physicians to report data in three categories of performance: quality, improvement activities, and advancing care information (ACI). For the 2017 performance period, CMS has allowed physicians to “Pick Your Pace” by selecting among three levels of participation to avoid a negative Medicare payment adjustment. The greater your participation, the more likely you are to receive a positive payment adjustment.
MIPS reporting may be completed using several different mechanisms. Registries (i.e., qualified registries and qualified clinical data registries [QCDR]) are options that appeal to many physicians because of the flexibility they offer and the large number of quality measure options.
The AAFP has identified a limited number of qualified registries(qpp.cms.gov) that meet the following criteria:
- Can be used with or without an EHR;
- Are Open to all individual family physicians and groups;
- Offer reporting for all three MIPS categories;
- Have a proven track record.
Below are pricing examples for these registries. Pricing varies depending on the number of participants, options selected, mode of data collection, and other factors. Discuss your particular needs with the vendor prior to signing a contract.
Information retrieved from each vendor's website. Accurate as of September 29, 2017. Please verify requirements with selected vendor.
*Vendors have priced “partial participation” based on the number of categories submitted. This is not aligned with the CMS definition of “partial participation,” which means submitting 90 days of data.
ABFM PRIME Registry(primenavigator.org): In addition to the above qualified registries, the PRIME registry is being made available to all primary care clinicians as one of many qualified clinical data registries (QCDR). PRIME is a population health and performance improvement tool that extracts data from your EHR, generates actionable feedback, and reports MIPS measures to CMS on your behalf. ABFM diplomates may be eligible to participate in PRIME for free; non-members are also eligible to participate at a fee. More information may be found on the PRIME website.