CAHPS for MIPS Registration deadline is 6/30/17
April 7, 2017
Written by Patty Kosednar
This post is meant to provide a little more clarification on our MIPS registration blog post dated 4/3. Using the CAHPS for MIPS survey as part of MIPS reporting is optional, so registration is only needed if you are choosing this option.
The CAHPS for MIPS survey measures patient experience and care within a group. The data collected on these surveys will be submitted on behalf of the group by the CMS-approved survey vendor.
The CAHPS for MIPS survey is optional for all groups of 2 or more eligible clinicians, and provides several incentives for groups to participate.
- The CAHPS for MIPS survey counts as one measure toward the MIPS quality performance category, as a patient experience measure, and fulfills the requirement to report at least one high priority measure in the absence of an applicable outcome measure. Groups must report at least 5 additional quality measures using another data submission method.
- The CAHPS for MIPS survey is also included in the improvement activities performance category as a high-weighted activity.
An important note – The CAHPs for MIPS survey is not appropriate for practices that do not provide primary care services.
In order for groups to elect participation in the 2017 CAHPS for MIPS survey, they must register by June 30, 2017.
Registration must be completed online through the MIPS Registration System. During registration, groups must indicate if they are selecting the CMS Web Interface reporting mechanism as well as elect to administer the CAHPS for MIPS survey. For additional information on registration and requirements please refer to the CMS CAHPS for MIPS factsheet.
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