MIPS 2021 Data Submission Period is Now Open

January 7, 2022
Policy Snapshot

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened the data submission period for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in the 2021 performance year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Data can be submitted and updated from now until 8:00 PM ET on March 31, 2022.

How to Submit Your 2021 MIPS Data

Clinicians will follow the steps outlined below to submit their data:

  1. Go to the QPP webpage.
  2. Sign in using your QPP access credentials (see below for directions).
  3. Submit your MIPS data for the 2021 performance year or review the data reported on your behalf by a third party.

How to Sign In to the QPP Data Submission System

To sign in and submit data, clinicians will need to register in the HCQIS Authorization Roles and Profile (HARP) system. For clinicians who need help enrolling with HARP, please refer to the QPP Access User Guide.

Note: Clinicians who are not sure if they are eligible to participate in the QPP can check their final eligibility status using the QPP Participation Status Tool. Clinicians and groups that are opt-in eligible will need to make an election before they can submit data. (No election is required for those who don’t want to participate in MIPS.)

If you are in a small practice (15 or fewer clinicians) and need help from the Small, Underserved, and Rural Support (SURS) technical assistance organizations to submit your data, CMS encourages you to reach out early in the data submission period. The SURS initiative will be ending on February 15, 2022, and this support will no longer be available after that date.

For More Information

To learn more about how to submit data, please review the following resources available in the QPP Resource Library:

Additional resources will be posted to the resource library later this month. You may also contact the QPP at 1-866-288-8292 or by e-mail at: QPP@cms.hhs.gov.