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Don’t Get Penalized in 2019: Submit One Quality Measure on One Patient Before the MIPS Performance Period Ends; Full MIPS Participants Can Verify Their Information in the CMS MIPS Reporting System Now

The 2017 performance period for MIPS began on January 1, 2017, and will close on December 31, 2017. If you are not planning to participate fully in MIPS for 2017 and would like to avoid the 4% MIPS penalty for 2019, then you must choose to report one of the following options with a date of service no later than December 31, 2017:

  • One quality measure for one patient, and not have to meet the measure benchmark, or
  • One improvement activity, or
  • The required base measures for Advancing Care Information.

As a reminder, physicians and groups reporting via registry or EHR will have until March 31, 2018, to submit 2017 data to CMS. Reporting no data for 2017 will result in the full 4% penalty in 2019.

Physicians and practices who participated fully in MIPS in 2017, with the potential to earn a bonus, can log in now to CMS’ new MIPS submission program and verify their accounts before 2017 data submission opens January 2, 2018. All data must be submitted by March 31, 2018.

The new system uses the same Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) credentials as previous quality reporting programs. Click here to log in and check your credentials and verify your information.

If you need to update your information, visit CMS’ Enterprise Portal.

Please note: If you plan to submit your data through the IRIS Registry, you do not need to use CMS’ submission site. Data for Quality, Advancing Care Information and Improvement Activities can be submitted using the IRIS Registry.

Need More Information?

If you need help submitting a measure or would like more information, please contact Allison Madson, manager of regulatory affairs, at