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Receive MIPS Credit for Participating in Reporting Burden Survey

Clinicians and groups eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) will receive full credit for the 2018 MIPS Improvement Activities performance category for participating in the 2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is conducting the study to evaluate clinical workflows and data collection methods with different submission systems. The agency will use survey results to recommend data collection and patient care improvements while eliminating clinician burden.

The study is open to eligible clinicians participating in MIPS, as individuals or as part of a group, along with a limited number of clinicians not eligible for MIPS. Applications will be accepted through April 30, and the study runs through March 2019.

To receive full credit, participants must:

  • complete a 2017 MIPS participation survey in spring 2018;
  • complete a 2018 MIPS planning survey in fall 2018;
  • participate in a 90-minute virtual focus group between November 2018 and February 2019; and
  • meet minimum requirements for the MIPS quality performance category by submitting data for at least three measures by March 31, 2019.

Contact MIPS_Study@abtassoc.com with questions about the study.

America’s Essential Hospitals has established a resource page dedicated to the Quality Payment Program. Visit this page regularly for new and updated information, and contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with additional questions.

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Emily Schweich is a communications associate for America's Essential Hospitals.