• MIPS 2021—Table: Promoting Interoperability at a Glance

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


    Table: An At-a-Glance Guide to PI

    To get a PI score of more than 0%, you must perform the following steps:

    (1) have 2015-edition or 2015-edition Cures Update CEHRT,

    (2) submit a “Yes” for the Security Risk Analysis attestation,

    (3) submit a “Yes” for the Prevention of Information Blocking attestation,

    (4) submit a “Yes” for the ONC Direct Review attestation, and

    (5), (6) or (7), (8), and (9), as shown below. (The measures listed below must be performed for a performance period of at least 90 consecutive days.)

    Reporting Requirements 2021 PI Measure Points

    Objective: e-Prescribing

    (5) Report a numerator of at least 1 or claim an exclusion for this measure: e-Prescribing Up to 10 points
    This opioid-related bonus measure is optional. Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) 0 or 10 bonus points

    Objective: Health Information Exchange (HIE)
    [Perform either (6) or (7)]

    (6a) Report a numerator of at least 1 or claim an exclusion for this measure: Support Electronic Referral Loops by Sending Health Information Up to 20 points
    (6b) Report a numerator of at least 1 or claim an exclusion for this measure: Support Electronic Referral Loops by Receiving and Reconciling Health Information Up to 20 points
    (7) Attest that your EHR supports bi-directional exchange of health information: HIE Bi-Directional Exchange 0 or 40 points

    Objective: Provider to Patient Exchange

    (8) Report a numerator of at least 1 for this measure (no exclusion is available): Provide Patients Electronic Access to Their Health Information Up to 40 points

    Objective: Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange

    (9)

    (a) Report two measures, or

    (b) report one measure for two registries,

    (c) report one measure and claim one exclusion, or

    (d) claim two exclusions.

    Immunization Registry Reporting 0 or 10 points
    Electronic Case Reporting
    Public Health Registry Reporting
    Clinical Data Registry Reporting
    Syndromic Surveillance Reporting
    2021 PI score is the sum of your measure scores (capped at 100 points, and reported as a percentage) 0-100%
    Contribution to MIPS final score. If PI is weighted at 25% of your MIPS final score (which is the default weight), it can contribute up to 25 points to your MIPS final score (0-100 points).

    Note: Scoring for PI measures is based on performance rate for steps (5) through (6) and (8), but not for steps (7) and  (9). For an example that demonstrates PI’s scoring methodology, see Table: Promoting Interoperability Scoring Methodology (Example)

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