MACRA QPP Center

Physicians Advocacy Institute

Frequently Asked Questions Updated for 2020

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8. When is the earliest an eligible clinician can report, and does the answer change depending on category they elect?

  1. Generally, most physicians can already begin collecting the data that they need to submit for each category at any time during the performance period. The only mechanism that requires reporting “real-time” is the Medicare Part B claims method for the quality category and small practices or individuals. The deadline for the last claims to be processed for 2020 reporting is March 1, 2021.

    Claims Reporting > CMS Web Interface > QCDR, Qualified Registry, CEHRT, Log-In and Attest, Log-In and Upload, CAHPS for MIPS survey

    Additionally, the Promoting Interoperability and Improvement Activities categories have a 90-day performance period. The last day to begin this period is October 3, 2020.

    For additional information see PAI’s Reporting Mechanisms Overview and the CMS QPP Resource Library.



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