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