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MIPS Data Submission Overview

QCDR participants can submit data to the ACR for both MIPS and QCDR quality measures for successful MIPS participation. You can also select activities for the Improvement Activities category and for the Promoting Interoperability category for submission to CMS.

Data submission requirements differ for MIPS and QCDR measures. Data for MIPS measures are submitted via Excel or text file uploads through the MIPS portal. 

Data for NRDR QCDR measures are submitted through the relevant process for each registry; methods vary by registry. Consult the data submission articles for DIR and GRID for more information.

Note: QCDR data do not need to be submitted for all NRDR registries, only to registries that support those measures relevant to your practice for MIPS participation.

The ACR recommends you continue to monitor your performance and submit data frequently to the respective NRDR data registries and the MIPS Portal. Registry participants receive quarterly QCDR Preview reports for Non-MIPS measures at the facility level and by physician. See Understanding Your Reports for more information. Physicians can also review both MIPS and QCDR performance scores at the TIN and National Provider Identifier (NPI) level through the MIPS Portal. This feedback helps you stay on top of MIPS reporting requirements and, more importantly, get valuable feedback on opportunities for improving the quality of care for your patients.

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