MIPS Call for Measures Deadlines

June 18, 2020
Policy Snapshot

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Annual Call for Measures and Activities process allows clinicians; professional associations; and medical societies that represent clinicians, researchers, consumer groups, and others to identify and submit measures and activities. Guidance and forms to submit new measures are available in the 2020 Call for Measures and Activities Toolkit.

Quality – deadline June 30

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is looking for specific measures that help quantify health care processes, outcomes, and patient perceptions that coincide with being able to provide  high-quality health care. Domains of focus for consideration and selection include effective clinical care, patient safety, communication and care coordination, person and caregiver-centered experience and outcomes, community and population health, and efficiency and cost reduction. Quality measures must also link to existing and related cost measures and improvement activities, as applicable and feasible.

Promoting Interoperability – deadline July 1

CMS is looking for specific measures that build on the advanced use of certified EHR technology (CEHRT) using 2015 Edition Certification Standards and Criteria; promote interoperability and health information exchange; improve program efficiency, effectiveness, and flexibility; provide patients access to their health information; reduce clinician burden; and align with MIPS Improvement Activities and Quality performance categories.

Improvement Activities- deadline July 1

CMS is looking for activities that exceed guidelines of clinical care or quality improvement. Examples include an activity that promotes the application of a guideline or standard practice to an underserved population, or expands the comprehensiveness of data recorded or exchanged between clinicians and patients beyond a standard form of communication. CMS will not accept duplicative concepts to existing or retired activities.