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Consider reporting as a group. You report improvement activities either as an individual, as a group, or as a virtual group. When you report as a group (or virtual group), all MIPS eligible clinicians who participate in that group (or virtual group) will receive the same score for improvement activities. If at least one of those clinicians satisfies the requirements for a particular improvement activity, the whole group can score points for that activity. (See "Report as an Individual or as Part of a Group?")
Decide how you will attest. You can attest to your improvement activities performance via the IRIS Registry, the CMS QPP portal, or possibly your EHR vendor (ask your vendor whether it offers this option).
Attest that you successfully completed improvement activities. However you decide to attest, it is your responsibility to attest that you appropriately completed the improvement activities that you choose to perform. If that mechanism is run by a third party (e.g., the IRIS Registry), the third party simply reports to CMS what you attested—the third party is not confirming that you did in fact complete those improvement activities. To be ready for an audit, you also should maintain documentation that proves you performed activities over the required span of 90 days.
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