January 2020 MACRA Minute

Now Open: 2019 Data Submission Window 

ECs can now submit and/or update 2019 performance year data until the submission window closes on March 31, 2020 at 7 p.m., CT. To submit data, sign into the QPP Portal with your HARP credentials.

Please Note:
There is no submit button to select after submitting your data. Make sure to print each category submission screen and the overview screen to ensure you have a record of all data submitted.

If you have questions, please reference the 2019 Data Submission FAQs, or reach out to the Telligen team assistance. If you need help enrolling with HARP, please refer to the QPP Access User Guide.


Reminder: Check Your MIPS Eligibility Status 

The QPP Participation Status Tool is available for ECs to:

  1. Confirm their final 2019 MIPS eligibility status
  2. View the third snapshot of data from APM entities
  3. View preliminary eligibility for 2020

For More Information:


Telligen Webinar: QPP 2020 PY Changes

Are you looking for more information about changes to QPP MIPS for the 2020 performance year? Watch our new presentation summarizing 2020 changes and tips on how to prepare for the year.
Webinar Recording: A Closer Look at Changes for 2020 for QPP MIPS


Register Now: January LAN Webinar

MIPS Q&A Town Hall for Solo and Small Group Practices

During this webinar, panelists will identify PY 2020 changes and answer and answer questions (we encourage ECs to submit questions when registering for the event).


New Resources: Available in the QPP Library

The following resources were updated or added in December:


Quality Measures Tip: New Measures & Activities for 2020

This section of the newsletter takes an in-depth look at new measures and activities for 2020.

We will start with the new Improvement Activity, Drug Cost Transparency (IA_BE_25). Practices can attest to completion of this activity by providing counseling to patients and/or their caregivers regarding the cost (including out-of-pocket costs) of drugs.

Where appropriate, ECs must research the availability of alternative drugs and explore patient eligibility for financial assistance programs. This must be done for a minimum of 90-days during the 2020 performance year. Being a high weighted activity, small practices can earn the full 40 points for completion.


This material was prepared by Telligen QPP-SURS Resource Center, the Quality Payment Program for Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. HHSM-500-2017-00012C.

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