Practices have less than a month to submit their 2019 data for Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The deadline to submit data is 8 p.m. (ET) March 31. Failure to report will result in a -7% adjustment to 2021 Medicare Part B payments.
Practices can submit data through the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website. A HCQIS Authorization Roles and Profile (HARP) system account is required to login. More information on enrolling in HARP can be found in the QPP Access User Guide. Once logged in, you can submit data or review data submitted on your behalf by a third party (e.g., qualified registry). If you submitted quality data via claims, you can view preliminary feedback for claims processed to date. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will update this data at the end of the submission period.
If you are unsure if you are required to participate in the QPP, you can check your eligibility status using the QPP Participation Status Lookup Tool.
The QPP website has additional information on submitting data, including a FAQs page and demonstration videos on:
You can also reach out to the QPP Help Desk (866-288-8292) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).
It’s not too late to start collecting data for the 2020 performance year, but the program requires a full year of quality data, so collection would need to start as quickly as possible. Payments in 2022 will be adjusted upward or downward up to 9% based on 2020 performance.
— Erin Solis, Manager of Practice and Payment at the American Academy of Family Physicians
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