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MIPS Improvement Activities Data Validation and Auditing Criteria Released

April 29, 2017

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Quality and Advancing Care Information Criteria Will Be Released in Summer 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released MIPS data and validation criteria. The Quality Payment Program Final Rule with comment period requires CMS to provide the criteria they will use to audit and validate measures and activities for the transition year of MIPS for the Quality, Advancing Care Information (ACI), Improvement Activities and Cost Performance Categories.

A fact sheet released by CMS indicates that documentation for the Improvement Activities Performance Category should demonstrate consistent and meaningful engagement. CMS also released validation criteria and suggested documentation.

The fact sheet is available here.

The Validation Criteria and Suggested Documentation in a PDF format are available here.

The Validation Criteria and Suggested Documentation in an Excel table format are available here.

Quality and Advancing Care Information Criteria Will Be Released in the Summer of 2017. For the transition year of MIPS, the Cost Performance Category will not be assessed.

More information about the Quality Payment Program is available here.

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