• MIPS 2020—Improvement Activities: Decide How You Will Report

    This content is excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS 2020; also see the Academy’s MIPS hub page.


    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 and what fees are involved).

    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 at least 90 days.

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