This page presents an overview of the improvement activity category for the 2018 performance year. Get more specific information on measures, attestation, or audits.
Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services evaluates providers on four categories, one of which is the improvement activities category.
- The improvement activities category is worth 15 percent of the MIPS final score.
- The improvement activities category has a minimum of a 90-consecutive day performance period.
How CMS Scores Improvement Activities
The measure options you choose to fulfill the maximum improvement activity category score of 40 points depend on your practice size.
If you are in a small practice or practicing in a rural area or Health Professional Shortage Area:
- Each medium-weighted activity is worth 20 points.
- Each high-weighted activity is worth 40 points.
If you are in a practice of 16 or more clinicians:
- Each medium-weighted activity is worth 10 points.
- Each high-weighted activity is worth 20 points.
You can complete all attestations to improvement activity through any of the following:
- The Academy’s IRIS® Registry;
- The CMS attestation portal; OR
- Your EHR vendor.