How to access your 2017 MIPS feedback report
Your providers’ report cards for the 2017 reporting year of Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) are finally out, released by CMS via their Quality Payment Program website.
So long as an eligible provider (MD, DO, nurse practitioners and physician assistants) submitted any MIPS data during 2017, they will have performance feedback from CMS along with the all-important MIPS composite score. The composite score, sometimes called the MIPS final score, determines your overall performance on the three MIPS categories scored in 2017: Quality, Advancing Care Information (now called “Promoting Interoperability”), and Improvement Activities.
Here are directions provided by CMS to access the feedback reports:
- First, point your browser to the Quality Payment Program website
- Second, sign in using your Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) credentials; these are the same credentials you had to use earlier to submit your MIPS data
If you don’t have an EIDM account, refer to this guide and start the process now.
In the coming weeks, we’ll provide additional guidance to help walk through how to review your feedback and to assist in answering your questions.
Remember that CMS will no longer provide feedback reports for the Value-Based Modifier program (replaced by MIPS’ Cost performance category) and the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS, replaced by MIPS’ Quality performance category). These had included PQRS Feedback Reports and Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs). You can still access the final versions of these reports, which CMS uploaded in September 2017, until the end of this year.
Contacting CMS for help
If you have questions about your performance feedback or MIPS final score, please contact the Quality Payment Program by phone at 1-866-288-8292 or email at QPP@cms.hhs.gov.