CMS Releases Approved 2017 MIPS Registry List
May 2017 ~
CMS has released the 2017 list of approved qualified registries(pdf).
Physician practices may utilize these third-party vendors to report individual or group data for the Quality, Advancing Care Information, and Improvement Activities categories of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in order to avoid a -4% penalty and potentially earn a small bonus in 2019.
CMS-approved registries and clinical data registries collect quality data from a clinician or group practice and submit it to CMS on behalf of MIPS participants. Registry is one of several MIPS reporting options and unlike claims-based reporting, which essentially sets a reported measure in stone once an applicable claim is submitted to CMS, registries can provide ongoing feedback on reporting before it’s finalized to help ensure accurate reporting.
Source(s): MGMA Washington Connection; American Academy of Family Physicians; EHRIntelligence; Quality Insights;