• 2018 MIPS Essentials

    Are you or your group required to report MIPS?

    How to avoid a 2020 penalty using the IRIS Registry®

    1. Complete all patient encounters by Dec. 31, 2018.
    2. Enter all data in the IRIS Registry dashboard by Jan. 31, 2019.
    3. E-sign data-release consent form by Jan. 31, 2019

    New 2018 requirement for non-EHR MIPS participants

    MIPS Resources and Contacts
    IRIS Registry Resources and Contacts
  • The Academy’s IRIS® Registry can help ophthalmologists avoid future penalties for 2017 for failure to successfully participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). All U.S.-based Academy members can use the registry, whether or not they have an electronic health record system.

    What’s at Stake

    Physicians who don’t succesfully report for 2018 face up to 5 percent in penalties on all 2020 Part B Medicare fee-for-service payments.

    Reporting Options

    Your 2018 options for using the registry web portal depend on when you first signed up. Refer to the date on your contract, if you’re not sure. If you signed up by Nov. 7, 2018, you can use the web portal to report Qualified Clinical Data Registry measures.

    Jan. 15, 2018 is the data-entry deadline for all reporting options.

    Web Portal Reporting Time Estimates

    Data entry for individual-measures reporting depends on the volume of Medicare patients you see. To estimate how much staff time it would take:

    • Assume 3 minutes’ data entry time per patient per measure.
    • Multiply by the number of patients you would need to report on to meet the 50% threshold (3 minutes x Patients).
    • If you could report more than one measure by per patient, multiply by the estimated number of measures you expect to report per patient (3 minutes x Patients x Measures).