The Promoting Interoperability (PI) category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) replaces the meaningful use program that requires physicians to attest annually on meeting certain measures prescribed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
In 2019, performance measurement in the MIPS program will be based on four weighted categories.
To meet the requirements of the PI category, an EHR is required.
What should I ask the EHR vendor?
For 2019, eligible clinicians must use technology certified to the 2015 Edition (2015 CEHRT).
Participants must submit collected data for certain measures from each of the 4 objectives measures (unless an exclusion is claimed) for 90 continuous days or more during 2019.
In addition to submitting measures, clinicians must:
View Details on 2019 Objectives and Measures
The above link is to a CMS Zip file, so it may take longer to load than normal files.
See the following demos to find out how to submit your data to CMS.
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Audit Readiness – What You Need to Know (TMF Quality Innovation Network)
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TMA reminds you that MIPS will combine parts of the PQRS, VM, and MU programs. If you are new to Medicare’s quality programs or want to know about the latest program requirements, visit TMA’s resource centers to learn more.
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If your practice has 15 or fewer eligible clinicians and is experiencing some type of “significant hardship” that has created “overwhelming barriers” to complying with MIPS’ Promoting Interoperability (PI) category, you are eligible to submit a hardship application.
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