QCDR participants should plan to work with the ACR to submit the necessary data to satisfy full MIPS requirements by March, 2018. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires all MIPS information be sent by this date for the 2017 MIPS performance year. MIPS performance data will be used to provide feedback and to determine a physician or group practice payment adjustment, two years following the performance period.MIPS QCDR Timeline Snapshot


Note: MIPS participants must confirm MIPS registration for the group has been accepted by the ACR. If MIPS registration is not accepted you will not be able to use the MIPS portal interface of NRDR.


  • By November 30, 2017, physician group practices using the QCDR must please complete the following:

    • Add your physicians using the Manage Physicians page in NRDR

    • Add your physician group Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and supporting documentation using the Manage Physician Group TIN page

    • Select GPRO status, from the Manage Physician Group TIN page, if you intend to report as a group rather than individual physicians (this status can be changed after 11/30/17 in MIPS portal), and

    • Make sure each physician in the group is registered for the MIPS portal, so that their data can be uploaded to the portal.

Note: If any of the above items are incomplete, data submission for purposes of MIPS will be negatively impacted. Confirm your account is set up properly to avoid data submission errors and view performance results.


  • By January 31, 2018, complete all data submission to the QCDR for quality measures and improvement activities

Exception: Data for Non-MIPS measures from the Dose Index Registry (DIR) are due by December 31, 2017


Measures and activities must be selected for CMS submission at this time.


  • By March 15, 2018, total payment is due for MIPS Reporting Fees


  • By March 16, 2018, use the MIPS portal to attest to the accuracy of data submitted for the 2017 MIPS reporting year. No measures or activities will be sent to CMS without attestation.



For more details refer to the QCDR Participation Checklist. This checklist lists the necessary steps for successfully using NRDR during the 2017 MIPS performance year (January 1st - December 31st). We encourage you to register early and submit your data often to better track improvements in care. The checklist is designed for both first-time and returning QCDR participants. The entire QCDR process should be managed by the facility administrator of your NRDR account with input from clinicians.