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  • MIPS 2019—Fundamentals: Performance Period

    This content was excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS 2019; also see the Academy’s MIPS hub page

    Your score for a measure or an improvement activity will depend on how you perform over a performance period. The performance period must take place between Jan. 1, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2019, and its length depends on the performance category:

    • quality: 12 months (full calendar year)
    • promoting interoperability (PI): 90 consecutive days or longer (up to the full calendar year)
    • improvement activities: 90 consecutive days or longer (up to the full calendar year)
    • cost: 12 months (full calendar year)

    You don’t have to tackle PI 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 a June-August performance period for PI and a September-November performance period for improvement activities—but you would need to perform all your scored PI measures within that June-August time frame (the unscored Security Risk Analysis measure is the exception) and all your improvement activities within that September-November time frame, though they could also extend beyond that period.

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