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  • 2024 MIPS Essentials

    Are you or your group required to report MIPS?

    How to avoid a 2026 penalty using the IRIS Registry®

    1. Complete all patient encounters by Dec. 31, 2024.
    2. Enter all data in the IRIS Registry dashboard by Jan. 31, 2025.
    3. E-sign data-release consent form by Jan. 31, 2025.

    Quality 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 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 successfully report for 2023 face up to 7% in penalties on all 2025 Part B Medicare fee-for-service payments.

    Reporting Options

    Verana Health is the IRIS Registry’s exclusive data partner and works with both manual reporting practices and EHR integrated practices. If your practice has questions, contact Verana Health at

    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).