CMS is reminding physicians that the data submission period for 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data is now open.
MIPS-eligible clinicians who participated in the second year of CMS' Quality Payment Program (QPP) have until April 2 to report their 2018 MIPS data.
Those submitting data should follow these steps outlined by CMS:
- Go to the QPP website.(qpp.cms.gov)
- Sign in with QPP access credentials. (See directions below.)
- Submit 2018 MIPS data.
Users will use the new HCQIS (Health Care Quality Information Systems) Authorization Roles and Profile (HARP) system to sign in and submit data.
It's important to note that clinicians previously received their credentials through the Enterprise Identify Management (EIDM) system; however, according to CMS, all clinicians who had an EIDM account have automatically been transitioned to the HARP system.
Users are instructed to input their previous EIDM user ID and password to sign in to the QPP website.
New clinicians and any clinician who didn't have an EIDM account will need to enroll with HARP. CMS has provided a step-by-step guide;(qpp.cms.gov) click on the "Register with HARP" button to get started.
Physicians and other clinicians who aren't certain if they are eligible to participate in the QPP can check using the QPP Participation Status Tool.
There are a couple of exceptions to the submission dates mentioned above. According to CMS,
- clinicians who used the CMS Web Interface will report their quality performance category data between Jan. 22 and March 22, and
- clinicians who reported quality measures via Medicare Part B claims during the 2018 performance year will have those claims processed by their Medicare administrative contractors within 60 days after the end of the 2018 performance period (Dec. 31, 2018).
Questions about how to submit data?
For one-on-one help, contact QPP experts by email or by phone at 1-866-288-8292.
Physicians can also request free technical assistance.
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