• MIPS Manual 2017—Know the Basics: Timeline for MIPS 2017

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

    This content was excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS Manual 2017.

    Table 6: MIPS Timeline 2017

    Oct. 14, 2016: CMS finalizes the MIPS regulations for 2017.

    Jan. 1, 2017: First performance year starts. (Editor’s note: Because the minimum performance period is 90 days, you can start participating later in the year.)

    May, 2017: CMS notified clinicians whether they are excluded from MIPS in 2017.

    June 1, 2017: Deadline to sign agreements for IRIS Registry/EHR automated reporting of 2017 MIPS quality data.

    Aug. 1, 2017: Deadline for integrating your EHR system with the IRIS Registry for automated reporting of 2017 MIPS quality data.

    Oct. 2, 2017: CMS materials designate this as the last day to start participating in MIPS and satisfy the 90-day minimum performance period. The Academy strongly urges you to start participating earlier.

    Oct. 31, 2017: Deadline to sign agreements to use the IRIS Registry web portal for improvement activities attestation, ACI attestation, and manual reporting of quality measures. (If you already signed up for IRIS Registry/EHR integration, you don’t have to sign up separately to use the portal for attestation.)

    Dec. 31, 2017: First performance year of MIPS closes.

    Jan. 31, 2018: Deadline for submitting your 2017 data release consent form to the IRIS Registry.

    Jan. 31, 2018: Deadline for entering your 2017 quality data—as well as 2017 attestation information for ACI and improvement activities—into the IRIS Registry web portal.

    March 31, 2018: If you are reporting directly to CMS—rather than the IRIS Registry—this is the deadline for submitting 2017 MIPS data.

    Dec. 1, 2018: CMS must notify MIPS participants of their 2019 payment adjustments at least 30 days before the 2019 payment year.

    January 2019: Clinicians start to receive MIPS payment adjustments to their Medicare payments, based on their 2017 MIPS performance.

    Are you reporting by claims? If you are reporting quality measures by claims, you can only report on claims that (1) have a date of service during the 2017 performance year and (2) were processed by CMS within 60 days of that year closing.

    Note: The Academy extended the deadline for MIPS reporting and for submitting the Data Release Consent Form from Jan. 15 to Jan. 31, 2018.


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