The Academy’s IRIS® Registry can help ophthalmologists avoid future penalties for 2016 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 2016 face up to 4 percent in penalties on all 2019 Part B Medicare fee-for-service payments.
Your 2017 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 Oct. 31, 2017 you can use the web portal to report Qualified Clinical Data Registry measures.
Jan. 15, 2017 is the data-entry deadline for all reporting options.
Web Portal Reporting Time Estimates
The Academy estimates it would take less than a day in total to complete all the data entry required to report for the Cataracts Measures Group and Diabetic Retinopathy Measures Group:
- About 5 minutes’ total data entry per patient.
- 1-2 hours’ (about 100 minutes) total data entry for all 20 patients.
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 2015 (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).