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2019 Call for MIPS Promoting Interoperability Measures and Improvement Activities is Open


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reminds you to submit Promoting Interoperability measures and Improvement Activities for consideration for future years of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The MIPS Annual Call for Measures and Activities process allows clinicians, professional associations and medical societies that represent clinicians, researchers, consumer groups and others to identify and submit measures and activities.
CMS is currently accepting submissions for:  
  • EHR measures for the Promoting Interoperability performance category
  • Activities for the Improvement Activities performance category
CMS is looking for improvement activities that can be considered higher than standard of care. This means sets of practices or activities that exceed defined, commonly accepted guidelines for level of quality or attainment in clinical care or quality improvement guidelines reflecting the minimum that would be expected of any clinician treating a given patient related to the concept, recommendation, and care.

CMS won’t accept duplicative concepts. This means improvement activities that are identical to, or may partially be contained within, an existing or retired activity; activities that are similar in concept, but are not as comprehensive as existing improvement activities.

How to Submit Measures and Activities
If you’re interested in proposing new measures and activities for MIPS, review the Call for Measures and Activities Overview fact sheet (zip) and fill out and submit the following forms during the specified submission periods:
  • Improvement Activities Performance Category (submission period ends July 1, 2019 for 2021 activities)
  • Promoting Interoperability Performance Category (submission period ends July 1, 2019 for 2021 measures)
For More Information
Download the Call for Measures and Activities materials (zip) within the Quality Payment Program Resource Library. A webinar recording and presentation on the MIPS Annual Call for Measures and Activities are also available on the QPP Webinar Library.