This content is excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS 2023: A Primer and Reference; also see the Academy’s MIPS hub page.
Depending on the performance category, the performance period can vary from 90 days to the full year. The performance period for each performance category must take place between Jan. 1, 2023, and Dec. 31, 2023, 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 and the unscored High Priority Practices of the SAFER Guides measure are exceptions—they have to be performed during the calendar year, but don’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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