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Quality Measures Requirements

This performance category measures health care processes, outcomes, and patient care experiences. Requirements may change each Performance Year (PY) due to shifting rules.

2017 Quality Requirements

60% of final score

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

What Quality Data Should I Submit?

MIPS Submission

Participants must submit collected data for at least 1 measure for 1 patient for 1 day during 2017.

To improve results, participants should:

  • Submit collected data for at least 6 measures
  • One of these measures should be an outcome measure; if you have no applicable outcome measure, you can submit a high priority measure instead

CMS Web Interface Submission

Groups with 25 or more clinicians participating in MIPS, who are registered and choose to submit data using the CMS Web Interface must report all 15 required quality measures for the full year (January 1 - December 31, 2017).

Bonus Points

Quality measure bonus points can be earned in the following ways:

  • Submission of 2 or more outcome or high priority quality measures (bonus will not be awarded for the first outcome or high priority quality measure)
  • Submission using End-to-End Electronic Reporting, with quality data directly reported from an EHR to a qualified registry, QCDR, or via CMS Web Interface

View Quality Measures

Explore which quality measures are best for you and your practice.

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How Should I Submit Data?

There are 6 ways participants can submit data:

2018 Quality Requirements

50% of final score

This percentage can change due to Special Statuses, Exception Applications, not being scored on any cost measures, or APM participation.

What Quality Data Should I Submit?

MIPS Submission

Participants must submit data for at least 6 measures for the 12-month performance period (January 1 - December 31, 2018).

Participants should:

  • Submit collected data for at least 6 measures
  • One of these measures should be an outcome measure; if you have no applicable outcome measure, you can submit a high priority measure instead

CMS Web Interface Submission

Groups and Virtual Groups with 25 or more clinicians participating in MIPS, who are registered and choose to submit data using the CMS Web Interface, must report all 15 required quality measures for the full year (January 1 - December 31, 2018).

Bonus Points

Quality measure bonus points can be earned in the following ways:

  • Submission of 2 or more outcome or high priority quality measures (bonus will not be awarded for the first outcome or high priority quality measure)
  • Submission using End-to-End Electronic Reporting, with quality data directly reported from an EHR to a qualified registry, QCDR, or via CMS Web Interface

View Quality Measures

Explore which quality measures are best for you and your practice.

Explore Measures

How Should I Submit Data?

There are 6 ways participants can submit data:


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