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Improvement Activities Requirements

This performance category gauges participation in activities that improve clinical practice. Requirements may change each Performance Year (PY) due to shifting rules.

2017 Improvement Activities Requirements

15% of final score

This percentage can change due to Special Statuses, Exception Applications, or APM participation.

What Improvement Activities Data Should I Submit?

To earn full credit in this category, participants must submit one of the following combinations of activities (each activity must be performed for 90 days or more during 2017):

  • 2 high-weighted activities
  • 1 high-weighted activity and 2 medium-weighted activities
  • At least 4 medium-weighted activities

Special Status

You will receive double points for each high- or medium-weighted activities you submit if you are an Individual Clinician or Group who holds any of these special statuses:

  • Small practice
  • Non-patient facing
  • Rural
  • Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)

Patient-centered Medical Homes

If you are a participant in a certified patient-centered medical home or comparable specialty practice, you will earn the maximum Improvement Activity category score by attesting to this during the submission period.

Bonus Points

Some Improvement Activities are marked as “CEHRT-Eligible,” meaning the activity is eligible for a 10% bonus points award in the advancing care information performance category.

View Improvement Activities

Explore which improvement activities are best for you and your practice.

Explore Activities

How Should I Submit Data?

There are 4 ways participants can submit data:

2018 Improvement Activities Requirements

15% of final score

This percentage can change due to Special Statuses, Exception Applications, or APM participation.

What Improvement Activities Data Should I Submit?

To earn full credit in this category, participants must submit one of the following combinations of activities (each activity must be performed for 90 days or more during 2018):

  • 2 high-weighted activities
  • 1 high-weighted activity and 2 medium-weighted activities
  • At least 4 medium-weighted activities

Special Status

You will receive double points for each high- or medium-weighted activities you submit if you are an Individual Clinician, Group, or Virtual Group who holds any of these special statuses:

  • Small practice
  • Non-patient facing
  • Rural
  • Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)

Patient-centered Medical Homes

If you are a participant in a certified patient-centered medical home or comparable specialty practice, you will earn the maximum Improvement Activity category score by attesting to this during the submission period.

Bonus Points

Some Improvement Activities are marked as “CEHRT-Eligible,” meaning the activity is eligible for a 10% bonus points award in the promoting interoperability performance category.

View Improvement Activities

Explore which improvement activities are best for you and your practice.

Explore Activities

How Should I Submit Data?

There are 4 ways participants can submit data:


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