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Promoting Interoperability (PI) Reporting Deadline

June 29, 2018 is the last day to submit measures for consideration for the MIPS Promoting Interoperability (PI) performance category.

The PI category replaces the Medicare EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use). The measures within the category are based on the measures from Meaningful Use. Eligible clinicians must report on a set of four or five required measures, referred to as base measures. Failure to report any one of the base measures will result in a score of zero for the entire PI performance category. 

Eligible clinicians can report using a qualified registry, qualified clinical data registry (QCDR), electronic health record (EHR), CMS Web Interface (groups of 25+ ECs), or through attestation.

  • Clinicians can only use one reporting method per performance category (i.e., you cannot report the PI category using an EHR and via attestation).
  • If choosing to report as a group, all performance categories must be reported as a group and will be scored as a group.

Eligible clinicians can report using 2014 edition CEHRT, 2015 edition CEHRT, or a combination of both. ECs who use only 2015 edition CEHRT can receive 10 bonus percentage points in their PI category score. ECs can use the Certified Health IT Product List(chpl.healthit.gov) to review if their EHR is certified.
Eligible clinicians without an EHR are eligible to participate in MIPS, but they will not be eligible for any of the points in the PI category.

PI Scoring

The PI category score is broken into two parts: the base score and the performance score. The base score assesses if a clinician performed the measure (activity) and the performance score assesses how well a clinician performed the measure.
The base score is achieved by reporting the required base measures. Clinicians will receive 50 points for attesting to the base measures.

Note: Failure to report any of the required base measures will result in a base score of zero and a PI performance category score of zero.
Click for more information on PI Measures

For an overview of how to submit PI measures for consideration and to download the PI measures submission form, view the Call for Measures and Activities zip file on the 2018 QPP resources page of CMS.gov.

Group Reporting Deadline Extended

July 2, 2018 at 3:00pm EDT is the new deadline for registering as a group via the CMS Web Interface and/or by the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for MIPS Survey. 

Report as a Group
A group is defined as a single tax identification number (TIN) with two or more clinicians (at least one clinician within the group must be MIPS eligible) as identified by their National Provider Identifier (NPI), who have reassigned their Medicare billing rights to a single TIN.

If you report only as a group, you must meet the definition of a group during the performance period and aggregate the group’s performance data across the four MIPS performance categories for a single TIN. Each MIPS-eligible clinician in the group will receive the same payment adjustment based on the group's performance across all four MIPS performance categories.