4. Do I have a choice on what I want to report for each MIPS category? Yes, while each MIPS category has specific reporting requirements that must be met, you do have some flexibility to determine how you meet those reporting requirements. Quality - Report 6 applicable measures of which one must be an outcome measure or a high-priority measure if an outcome measure is not available. Alternatively, you have the option to report a specialty-specific measures set. See PAI’s Quality Category Overview for additional details. Promoting Interoperability (PI) – Report at least 6 (required) out of the 10 applicable measures under the PI performance score. Under certain circumstances, you may claim an exclusion from specific measures. In this case, the scoring criteria will be reweighted, and the remaining measures you submit will have a larger impact on your overall PI performance score. See PAI’s ACI Category Overview for additional details. Improvement Activities - Report any combination of high and medium weight activities chosen from a list of 100 plus activities to achieve a total of 40 points for a 100% score for this category. See PAI’s Improvement Activities Category Overview for additional details. Cost - No data reported; CMS will use the data from your Medicare claims to assess performance for the category. See PAI’s Cost Category Overview for additional details. Pages Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)1. What happens if I choose not to report any data to MIPS?2. If I decide to participate in MIPS, how will it benefit my practice?3. I’m concerned about patient privacy and confidentiality. Is patient data submitted to MIPS de-identified?4. Do I have a choice on what I want to report for each MIPS category?5. What is the minimum I have to do to avoid the MIPS penalty in 2020?6. My practice has two locations. One location uses an EHR and the other location uses paper charts. How do I gather the required data for each MIPS category if I am reporting as an individual?7. I’m associated with, and bill under, different NPI/TIN combinations, do I have to report data to MIPS under each one/practice?8. If a physician leaves the group reporting in the middle of the year, how does that impact our success? Comments are closed.