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Select and Submit MIPS Quality Measures for CMS Submission

The quality section of the CMS Submission page allows you to select and review the measures you want the ACR to submit to CMS. Click anywhere within the section header to expand the section.MIPS Portal - CMS Submission - Select Quality Measures Section

Quality measures are grouped by Physician Group TIN. Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) TINs are marked with (GPRO) in the header, and Non GPRO TINs are labeled Individuals as determined by your selection in the GPRO section. Download a copy of the measure data for a TIN by clicking on the green Excel icon in the TIN section header. 

To select a measure, click the box next to My group is selecting this measure for MIPS reporting

Next, indicate whether the number of exams submitted represents all of the relevant exams for the year or, if not, what the actual total was for the year. Click Save to save your selections. Summary information from the Performance Report tab then appears for the selected measure, with the Performance Rate and Completeness metrics shown on the right side of the screen. The decile in which the Performance Rate falls is shown if the measure can be reliably scored against a benchmark. If the measure was captured electronically and without any manual manipulation, check the End to End Reporting reporting option.MIPS Portal - CMS Submission - Quality Measure Row

Note: The decile indicates the lower bound on the number of points for the measure. The number of points will depend on where the Performance Rate falls within the decile.

A measure without a benchmark receives only 3 points; however, CMS will attempt to create same-year benchmarks using measures from the 2018 performance year, so the final number of points may be higher. See Quality Performance Scoring for more details.

Note: To help maximize your score, you can select more than the minimum measures required, and CMS will calculate your maximum quality score based on the measures you submit. Submitting extra data also helps CMS create future benchmarks with deciles that are more reflective of actual performance. See Quality Performance Scoring for details.

Once you have selected a measure and saved your changes, the selection will be reflected in the Performance Report tab the following day. 

Submit Selections

To submit your data to CMS, click the Submit to CMS button next to the TIN. This action automatically sends your selected data to CMS and gives you a preliminary final score. This score does not consider small/rural status and/or cost reweighting. CMS will provide an updated score through the QPP Portal sometime in the summer.MIPS Portal - CMS Submission - Select Measures - Finalize Button

Quality measures will not be submitted for a TIN (GPRO) or physician NPI (Non GPRO) until you have both finalized your measure selections and completed the Attestation section to authorize the ACR to submit on your behalf.

Once you have submitted your measures, you may still change your selected measures at any time until March 31. To do so, simply uncheck the measures you no longer wish to submit and select your updated measure choices, then click the Submit to CMS button again.

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