The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the data submission system for clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program has been launched. Clinicians can now submit all of their 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) any time from January 2, 2018 to March 31, 2018, with the exception of CMS Web Interface users who will have a different timeframe to report quality data from January 22, 2018 to March 16, 2018.
To login to the Quality Payment Program Data Submission System:
- Visit cms.gov
- Click on "Sign-In" on the top right hand corner of the page.
- Clinicians will use their Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) credentials
- The EIDM account provides CMS customers with a single user identification they can use to access many CMS systems.
- The system will connect each user with their practice Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). Once connected, clinicians will be able to report data for the practice as a group, or for individual clinicians within the practice.
CMS states that as data is entered, clinicians will see real-time initial scoring within the MIPS performance categories. Data is automatically saved and clinician records are updated in real time. This means a clinician can begin a submission, leave without completing it, and then finish it at a later time without losing the information.
Finally, according to CMS payment adjustments will be calculated based on the last submission or submission update that occurs before the submission period closes on March 31, 2018.
It's important to note that as long as you submit something, you will be able to avoid a negative payment adjustment. However, the more data you submit in a timely manner, in the data submission window the better the odds of receiving a positive payment adjustment in 2019.
If you have any questions about MIPS participation contact us today by phone: 855-427 0427 or by email: [email protected].