• MIPS 2018—Improvement Activities: Get Credit for MIPS and MOC

    Written By: Rebecca Hancock, Flora Lum, MD, Chris McDonagh, Cherie McNett, Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH, and Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS

    This content was excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS 2018; also see the Academy’s MIPS hub page


    The ABO will help you to implement the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV improvement activity. If you have an EHR system, and have integrated it with the IRIS Registry, you can use data from your IRIS Registry dash­board to design and implement a quality improvement project. This is a medium-weight improvement activity.

    Design your plan. Start by identifying 1 or 2 IRIS Registry measures that you would like to improve, set goals for those measures, and decide what steps you would take to achieve those goals. The American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) can provide you with details of what needs to be in your plan.

    Submit your plan to the ABO no later than Aug. 31, 2018. The ABO has said that you should expect the review and approval process to take at least 4 weeks.

    Implement your plan for 90-120 days. Use the IRIS Registry dashboard to check on your progress, and fine-tune your processes if necessary. Once the project is complete, review its effectiveness.

    Give the ABO your feedback. After you’ve completed the project, the ABO will ask you to complete a short survey about your experience and the project’s impact.

    Learn more online. Read the ABO's overview of the process, as well as the IRIS Registry's quick summary and ABO Diplomates—How to Get Started on Your MIPS/MOC Improvement Project (EyeNet, July 2018).

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