MACRA Minute January Newsletter


The QPP Plunge: Get Ready to Dive Into 2018

Don’t forget, eligible clinicians participating in MIPS will submit their 2017 data beginning January 2, 2018, through March 31, 2018. We’re here to walk you through your options so you can move forward with confidence.

Now Live: QPP Data Submission System

Attention MIPS Eligible Clinicians: You can now submit all of your 2017 performance data through one platform on the  QPP website. Data can be submitted and updated any time now through March 31, 2018.*

Telligen’s Take: We predict ECs will love the streamlined, user-friendly design of this new system. ECs are strongly encouraged not to put off submitting data until the end of March. Those who submit early can make changes & resubmit as often as necessary up through March 31.

Important Points to Remember:

  • To submit data you must sign-in (see instructions provided in the next article).
  • This system replaces legacy reporting tools for PQRS and Meaningful Use; meaning all MIPS components will be reported to this one location.

For Help:

*Excludes groups using the CMS Web Interface whose submission period is January 22, 2018 to March 16, 2018.

How To: Log-In to the QPP Data Submission System

ECs are encouraged to log-in early to become familiar with the system.  To log-in and submit data to the QPP website, you must have valid EIDM credentials:

  • The EIDM account provides user identification for accessing CMS’ systems.
  • The system will connect each user with their practice Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). Once connected, ECs can report as a group or as individual clinicians within the practice.
  • To learn about how to create an EIDM account, see this user guide.

ECs who need assistance with the data submission system may contact CMS by email or toll-free at 1-866-288-8292.

Events: Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, January 23 & Thursday, January 25

What: January LAN Webinar: Final Rule Implications for Small Practices 

Participants will learn how to:

  • Submit MIPS attestation data directly to CMS
  • Create an EIDM account for reviewing MIPS submissions
  • Addressing submission challenges impacting solo practitioners and small group practices
  • Access free technical assistance available

Register Now:

Tuesday, January 23 at 10-11 a.m., CST

Thursday, January 24 at 2:30-3:30 p.m., CST

Tuesday, February 20 & Thursday, February 22

What: February LAN Webinar: Final Rule Implications for Small Group Practices 

 Save the Date: Registration details to be determined.

February 20 at 6:00 p.m., CST

February 22 at 10:00 a.m., CST

Past Events

What: Overview of MIPS for Small, Rural, & Underserved Practices

Description: New to QPP/MIPS? This webinar is for you. Topics include:

  • A brief overview of the QPP & MIPS participation track
  • Flexibility and resources available to small practices
  • A brief summary of Year 2 MIPS requirements

Access the slides, transcript, or recording

New: CMS Wants to Hear From You

CMS is accepting recommendations from stakeholders on new and/or revised specialty measure sets being considered for the 2019 MIPS program year.

The current 2018 specialty measure sets (link currently unavailable) are located in the Appendix measure tables of the CY 2018 QPP final rule.

Submit recommendations for a new specialty measure set and/or revisions to the current 2018 specialty measure to the PIMMS Quality Measures Support mailbox.

Stakeholder recommendations are due by Friday, February 9th, 2018. All recommendations submitted by the deadline will be considered and assessed for possible inclusion in the CY 2019 QPP.

QPP Resources: Now Available on

Here’s a list of new QPP resources now available related to the quality component.


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