The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting submissions for Promoting Interoperability Measures and Improvement Activities to be considered for future years of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The MIPS Annual Call for Measures and Activities process allows clinicians, professional associations, and medical societies that represent clinicians, researchers, consumer groups, and others to identify and submit measures and activities.
Submissions currently being accepted include:
Promoting Interoperability performance category. CMS is looking for specific measures that build on the advanced use of certified EHR technology (CEHRT) using 2015 Edition Certification Standards and Criteria; promote interoperability and health information exchange; improve program efficiency, effectiveness, and flexibility; provide patients access to their health information; reduce clinician burden; and align with MIPS Improvement Activities and Quality performance categories. (Submission period: February 1 – July 1, 2021 for 2023 measures)
Improvement Activities performance category. CMS is looking for activities that can be considered higher than the standard of care. This means that the sets of practices or activities being proposed for consideration exceed defined, commonly accepted guidelines for level of quality or attainment in clinical care or quality improvement guidelines. CMS will not accept duplicative concepts to existing or retired activities. (Submission period: February 1 – July 1, 2021 for 2023 activities)
For more information, review the 2021 Call for Measures and Activities Overview Fact Sheet or visit the Quality Payment Program website. Contact QPP at 1.866.288.8292 or by email at QPP@cms.hhs.gov.
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