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? No, various submission options are available to choose from for each MIPS category. Costs associated with submission via your CEHRT vendor can vary so it is important to ensure you are aware of all costs associated, and that the submission is both complete and accurate. The following reporting mechanisms are available for each of the MIPS performance categories. Medicare Part B claims Quality measures are reported through routine billing processes Only available to small practices (15 or fewer ECs) Direct Third-party intermediaries transmit data through a computer-to-computer interaction (e.g., an API) Third-party intermediaries include qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs), qualified registries, and EHR vendors CMS Web Interface Web-based application with a required set of measures Only available to groups of 25 or more clinicians Log-in and Attest Participation can log-in and manually attest to data submission Available to individual physicians and those in groups, as well as third-party intermediaries Log-in and Upload Participants can login and upload data in an approved format on qpp.cms.gov Available to individual physicians and those in groups, as well as third-party intermediaries The costs and considerations for each of these vary. For a list of pros and cons and other considerations, please see PAI’s Reporting Mechanisms Overview 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.