The time has come to report your 2017 MIPS performance data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and begin collecting your data for 2018.
The CMS portal is now open and will accept 2017 MIPS data until Saturday, March 31. You must submit data by the Saturday, March 31, deadline to avoid a negative 4% Medicare Part B payment adjustment in 2019.
Please note, the time frame for eligible clinicians who are a part of a group (including Accountable Care Organizations) and submitting data via the CMS Web Interface is much shorter. CMS Web Interface users need to submit data between January 22 and Friday, March 16. Please note that the CMS Web Interface closes at 8 p.m. Friday, March 16.
Additionally, you should plan to begin collecting quality data for the 2018 performance period. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers a variety of resources to help you navigate the MIPS path, including the new 2018 MIPS Playbook.
Don’t wait! Submit your MIPS data today and remember to check out the 2018 MIPS Playbook to help you stay on track in 2018.