• MIPS 2021—Performance Periods

    This content is excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS 2021; also see the Academy’s MIPS hub page.


    Your score for a performance category will depend on how you perform over a performance period. The performance period for each performance category must take place between Jan. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021, and its length depends on the category:

    You don’t have to tackle promoting interoperability measures and improvement activities at the same time. Each of those two performance categories could have a different performance period. For example, you could pick June-August for improvement activities and September-November for promoting interoperability—but you would need to perform all your improvement activities within that June-August time frame and all your scored promoting interoperability measures within that September-November time frame, though they could also extend beyond that period.

    Note: For promoting interoperability, the unscored Security Risk Analysis measure is an exception—it has to be performed during the calendar year, but doesn’t have to be performed during the same 90-day performance period as your scored promoting interoperability measures.

    Reporting as a group? If you are reporting an improvement activity as a group, at least half of the group must perform the activity for 90 or more days, but they can each pick their own 90+-day date range.

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