5. If I use a 3rd party vendor, does CMS guarantee that all MIPS-related vendors will be successful in submitting data to MIPS? No, CMS does not guarantee that all vendors will be successful. However, CMS will publish its lists of approved Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) and Qualified Registries (QRs) who have been certified as being able to submit data to CMS on behalf of their participants. A qualified registry (QR) is capable of collecting and submitting quality data to CMS on your behalf. The list of CMS-approved QRs can be found here. The list of CMS-approved QCDRs can be found here. In addition, CEHRT must meet 2015 Edition functionality criteria by the Office of the National Controller (ONC), certifying that they can submit data to CMS in the appropriate format. Visit the ONC Certified Health IT Product List website here. There, you can search by the name of your CEHRT and on the left column you will see the edition for your CEHRT. It is recommended that you reach out to your vendors and determine if they have had reporting issues in the past and if/how they have resolved these issues going forward. Pages MIPS Reporting1. What if I don’t have an electronic health record2. Is it possible for those practices without CEHRT to apply for a hardship exemption?3. My CEHRT vendor said I have to submit all MIPS data through its product and pay additional fees to submit data for each MIPS category too. Is this true?4. What are the price ranges if I decide to use a 3rd party vendor to report data on my behalf for each MIPS category?5. If I use a 3rd party vendor, does CMS guarantee that all MIPS-related vendors will be successful in submitting data to MIPS? 6. Will a 3rd party vendor reimburse my fees for errors committed by its product (registry, QCDR, EHR, other)? What about lost Medicare Part B revenue resulting from a MIPS payment penalty?7. What are no/low cost ways to report data for each MIPS category?8. When is the earliest an eligible clinician can report, and does the answer change depending on category they elect?9. What is the difference between a qualified registry and a qualified clinical data registry?10. Can I report data for the different categories using different reporting mechanisms? Comments are closed.