With the deadline to submit your MIPS data quickly approaching, healthcare clinicians should be sure to submit as early as possible in order to avoid any costly errors.
How can you get organized for MIPS 2021 submission? While you don’t have to report data for Cost Performance (this data is collected from administrative claims), you do have to submit data from the other three categories. It’s important to remain mindful of the requirements throughout the submission process.
Quality Performance – make sure you are reporting at least 6 individual quality measures. One must be an outcome measure OR high-priority. Also, be sure to meet the data completeness requirement by reporting for at least 70% of the measure’s eligible population.
Promoting Interoperability – make sure you’re using 2015 Edition Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) and completed the Security Risk Analysis documentation.
Improvement Activity – make sure you report the right number of weighted activities to earn maximum points for this category. Small practices need to report one high weight or two medium weight activities. Large practices need two high weight activities, one high weight and two medium weight, or four medium weight.
A 60-point minimum is necessary to avoid penalty. Achieve this by:
- Attesting for all required improvement activities to earn 15 points.
- Maximizing score for Promoting Interoperability to earn 25 points.
- Reporting on 3 Quality Measures that have benchmark and meet data completeness to earn 20 points.
Finally, be sure to keep records of all data entered in case of an audit.
HCIS can help take the guesswork out of MIPS reporting. Our team has been delivering MIPS registry and consulting services successfully for years and has been qualified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a certified registry. We can help you learn about MIPS requirements and performance categories and give you key tips and best practices on how you can report successfully. Contact us today to learn more.