### The MIPS *Performance Report* summarizes MIPS and Non-MIPS quality measure data by Physician/Physician Group Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), so that physicians can monitor their performance throughout the year before submitting measures to CMS.

### The performance period for MIPS and non-MIPS measures generally refers to the calendar year of January 1^{st} to December 31^{st}. The performance period for quality measures should be taken into consideration to ensure capture of quality activation if a shortened timeframe is chosen. For more information on the performance period review measure specification documents.

### Note: For 2017 MIPS offers a 90-day performance period option to submit data on clinical measures. If you select a 90-day performance period it will only be for exams dated October through December of the performance year. You can start submitting data earlier than October if you choose, but only exams for the October to December period will be used.

### Below is an explanation of each section and field available in the report.

## Measure Score Type

### Measures are grouped by Score Type and displayed at the top of each section

*Proportion Measures**Continuous Measures*span a range of values, such as mean wait time for a population.

### Note: For 2017, all MIPS measures are Proportion Measures. Non-MIPS measures are comprised of both Proportion and Continuous Measures.

### Measures are grouped by score type within each Physician Group TIN. All proportion measures are displayed first, followed by continuous measures.

## Measure Description

### Measure Descriptions have three components:

*Measure Number*is the CMS MIPS quality measure number. Non-MIPS measures have the prefix “ACRad” (e.g. ACRad 1) and MIPS measures have no prefix (e.g. 76).*Measure Title**Domain*

## Proportion Measure Performance Rate

### Proportion measures are divided into two sections for fields related to the Performance Rate and Reporting Rate.

### The Performance Rate includes the following fields:

*Initial Patient Population**Performance Denominator**Performance Numerator*indicates the number of records for which the performance measure was met.*Performance Not Met**Performance Rate*

## Proportion Measure Reporting Rate

### The Reporting Rate section, on the right half of the page, demonstrates the completeness of data submitted for measurement and includes the following fields:

*Denominator Exclusions*remove patients from measurement when circumstances do not meet the criteria.*Denominator Exceptions*

### Note: For example, MIPS Measure 225 estimates how often mammography screening reminder systems are used. A patient may be an exception if the eligible clinician documents a clinical reason for not using the reminder system, such as further screening exams not indicated due to patient limited life expectancy. However, the patient still counts towards the Reporting Rate.

*Reporting Denominator**Reporting Numerator**Reporting Rate**,*also known as Data Completeness, is calculated as the Reporting Numerator divided by the Reporting Denominator. Denominator Exceptions are included in the Reporting Numerator, to give the physician credit for reporting data.

### This rate needs to be at least 50% for successful MIPS participation.

## Continuous Measures

### Continuous Measures appear in a separate section and calculate performance scores for which each individual value for the measure can fall anywhere along a continuous scale. Continuous Measures can be aggregated using a variety of methods such as the calculation of a mean or median (for example ACRad 15 which looks at mean Radiography report turnaround time in hours) and are available for several ACR-defined Non-MIPS measures.

### The following fields appear in the report:

*Initial Patient Population*defines the set of patients to be evaluated for the measure, in the same manner described above for Proportion Measures.*Measure Population*defines the set of patients to be reported at the end of the performance period. The initial patient population and measure population numbers will be the same if the registry has all exams/cases submitted for the year.*Measure Exceptions*remove patients from the Performance Score calculation. Reasons include removal of statistical outliers as well as measure-specific criteria for excluding patients from measurement.*Performance Score**Type*describes what is being measured – e.g. time, dose.*Unit*denotes the units of the measurement – e.g. hours, mGy.*Score Type*describes the calculation made using the Measure Population - e.g. median, mean, etc.

## Other Fields

### The *Selected for CMS Submission* column indicates whether you have selected this measure for MIPS reporting to CMS. You may change which measures are selected at any time before final submission to CMS.

### The following general notes may appear below the table for each measure:

*CMS Benchmarks*provide statistical context for MIPS Measures using data gathered by CMS. These are the benchmarks CMS will use when scoring measures. Benchmarks are displayed in deciles; benchmarks with fewer than 10 deciles indicate historical performance was skewed such that meaningful distinctions and improvement in performance cannot be made.*Registry Benchmarks*provide statistical context for Non-MIPS Measures using data gathered by the NRDR QCDR, such as measures that may be reported to CMS from the DIR, for example.*Inverse measures*denote measures for which a lower Performance Rate indicates better clinical care or control.