• MIPS 2021—PI: An Overview

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


    Promoting interoperability (PI) is MIPS’ electronic health record (EHR)–based performance category.

    Default weight in MIPS final score25%.

    Performance period: The same 90+ consecutive days for all scored measures, but the unscored Security Risk Analysis measure can be performed at any time of the calendar year.

    Performance requirements:

    Collection types: Like last year, you can report your PI measures manually via the IRIS Registry, via the CMS QPP attestation portal, or possibly via your EHR vendor (check that your vendor offers this option, and ask about deadlines and fees).

    Warning: You’ll get a PI score of 0% if you submit conflicting data or conflicting attestations on PI measures. (This could happen, for example, if you report PI twice using two different collection types and submit different information each time.)

    Not everybody has to take part in PI. In some cases, you may be excused from performing the PI measures.

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