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MIPS Refresher: Make Sure Your EHR System is 2015-Certified and You Report at Least 90 Days of Promoting Interoperability Data

As the final quarter of MIPS performance year 2019 begins, ASCRS ASOA is encouraging its members to use our members-only resources in the ASCRS ASOA MACRA Center to ensure you will successfully report the required data for the Promoting Interoperability (PI) category. For 2019, participants are required to have upgraded to the 2015-certified version of EHR technology and must report at least 90 days of data. Oct. 3, 2019, is the final day to begin the reporting period for this year to ensure a full 90 days of data. The PI category is weighted at 25% of the final MIPS score.

As a reminder, for 2019, CMS overhauled this category to eliminate the previous confusing “base” and “performance” score, eliminated measures that rely on patient action, and modified those that rely on the actions of other physicians. While the 2019 PI category has fewer measures than previous years, participants must report on all required measures to earn any points in the category. Be sure to download ASCRS ASOA’s in-depth guide on the category for full details on the measures and requirements.

Small practices of 15 or fewer Medicare-eligible clinicians have the ability to claim a small practice hardship for this category and have the 25% weight of the category re-weighted to the Quality category. Click here to apply for the hardship before Dec. 31, 2019.

If you need additional assistance, please contact Allison Madson, manager of regulatory affairs, at amadson@ascrs.org or 703-591-2220.

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