Frequently Ask Questions

A MIPS Qualified Registry collects and reports Quality data on behalf of eligible clinicians (ECs). We are a MIPS Qualified Registry for the fourth time in 2020. Here you can see the list of approved registries of 2020. A Qualified Clinical Data Registry is different from a Qualified Registry because its reach is beyond the Quality Payment Program. A QCDR is a CMS-approved organization that collects clinical data other than MIPS measures on behalf of clinicians. So, it is a general version for data collection which includes submission of the National Quality Forum (NQF) measures, etc.
It is $220 per NPI and TIN combination annually. We cater to all specialties and submit on behalf of clinicians throughout the year in performance categories like Quality, Promoting Interoperability (PI), and Improvement Activities (IA). Also, groups and virtual groups are welcome to report through us. The total cost includes:
• Unlimited phone communication, chat, and email support
• Physician-friendly support staff
Whoever satisfy the low-volume threshold qualifies to submit MIPS measures in 2019. The low-volume threshold requirements for MIPS reporting 2019 and 2020 include:
• $90,000 or more in Part B allowed charges for covered professional services;
• Provide care to 200 or more Medicare patients;
• Provide 200 or more covered professional services under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).
In MIPS 2019, you must have a score of at least 30 points to avoid penalty. While, in MIPS 2020, eligible clinicians must go for a score of minimum 45 to avoid penalty.plu
Of the four performance categories such as Quality, Promoting Interoperability (PI), Improvement Activities (IA) and Cost, each holds a certain weight. Quality – 45%
PI – 25%
IA – 15%
Cost – 15%
For MIPS 2020, the categories hold the same weight as they did in 2019.
No, CMS doesn’t guarantee that these vendors will be able to successfully submit data on your behalf. However, CMS publishes the list of Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) and Qualified Registries (QRs) each year which can submit data on behalf of clinicians.
Yes, there are exemptions for practices without an EHR. In case of a significant hardship, promoting interoperability (PI) category weighs 0% for the year 2019. The 25% of its weight shifts to the Quality category making it 70% of the total score. You are eligible for a hardship exemption if you:
• Don’t have proper Internet connection
• Suffer extraordinary or extreme circumstances
• Don’t have access to CEHRT
• Are part of a small practice comprising of 15 or fewer clinicians
• Discontinued EHR version