CMS Data Submission System for Clinicians in the Quality Payment Program is Now Available
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new data submission system for clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Clinicians can now submit all of their 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data through one platform on the qpp.cms.gov website. Data can be submitted and updated 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. Clinicians are encouraged to log-in early to familiarize themselves with the system.
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.
To learn about how to create an EIDM account, see this user manual.
As data is entered, clinicians will see real-time initial scoring within the MIPS performance categories. Data is automatically saved and updated in real time, meaning a clinician can begin a submission, leave without completing it, and finish it at a later time without losing any information.
Payment Adjustment Calculations
Payment adjustments will be calculated based on the last submission or update that occurs before the submission period closes on March 31, 2018.
Clinicians who may be included in MIPS should check their National Provider Identifier (NPI) in the MIPS Participation Status Tool to confirm whether they are required to submit data under MIPS for 2017. For clinicians who know they are in a MIPS Alternative Payment Model (APM) or Advanced APM, CMS is working to improve the Qualifying APM Participant (QP) Look-up Tool to include eligibility information for participants. The updated tool should be available later this month.
Need help with your QPP participation? The Quality Payment Program Resource Center™ for the Midwest offers no-cost assistance to clinicians in small practices (15 or fewer clinicians) in MI, OH, IN, IL, KY, WI, and MN. Contact us today!