Groups of 25 or more eligible clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) that intend to use the MIPS Group Web Interface and/or administer the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for MIPS survey must register with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by June 30, 2017. No other MIPS participants are required to register.
In 2017, groups that participate in MIPS through qualified registry, qualified clinical data registry, or electronic health record data submission mechanisms do not need to register, but only groups of two or more eligible clinicians that have registered can participate in CAHPS for MIPS survey.
As a courtesy, CMS automatically registered groups that previously participated in the Group Practice Reporting Option Web Interface under the Physician Quality Reporting System for the MIPS Group Web Interface for the 2017 performance period. If you need to remove your registration for the MIPS Group Web Interface because your group now has fewer than 25 eligible clinicians, you should “cancel” your registration. If your group wants to administer the CAHPS for MIPS survey, however, it will need to make an election via the registration system.
Note: Groups that participate in a Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization (ACO) are not required to register or report.
How to Register
To register, please visit the QPP website. You will need a valid Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account with a Physician Value – Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) role in order to register.
EIDM Account Information
- Open a New Account: To create or modify an EIDM account, review the Guide for Obtaining a New EIDM Account.
- Reactivate an Account: To reactivate or confirm the status of an account, contact the Quality Payment Program at 1-866-288-8292 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm Eastern Time and provide the group name and TIN.
- Use a Current Account: To request a role to access the ‘Physician Quality and Value Programs’ application in the CMS Enterprise Portal, review the Guide for Obtaining a ‘Physician Quality and Value Programs’ Role for an Existing EIDM User.