• MIPS 2018—PI: Several Pathways to a High Score for Promoting Interoperability (Formerly ACI)

    Written By: Rebecca Hancock, Flora Lum, MD, Chris McDonagh, Cherie McNett, Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH, and Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS

    This content was excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS 2018; also see the Academy’s MIPS hub page


    Although your score for the promoting interoperability (PI) performance category is capped at 100%, a total of 165 percentage points are available:

    CMS designed this scoring system so that you would have more than 1 way to achieve a high score.

    Example: Suppose, for instance, you successfully meet the requirements for:

    • the base score (50%) and
    • the CEHRT for improvement activities bonus (10%).

    So far, you have attained a PI score of 60% (50% + 10%), which means you would only need to accrue a performance score of 40% (from the 90% available) to get a perfect score (100%) for PI. In this scenario, if you reported all the available performance score measures—and did OK on all of them, even if you didn’t excel in any—you would be able to achieve a high PI score. Alternatively, you may decide to focus your efforts on those performance score measures where you’re most likely to be successful.

    Your PI score (0%-100%) contributes up to 25 points to your MIPS final score. For example, if your ACI score was 80%, it would contribute 20 points to your MIPS final score.

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