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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now offering Clinic Practice Improvement Activities Credit (CPIA) to MIPS-eligible clinicians or groups who participate in a new study.
Applications for the study will be accepted through January 31, 2017.
According to CMS:
CMS is conducting a CPIA study, as outlined in the MACRA final rule. Any clinician or group eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that successfully participate in the study will receive full credit for the Improvement Activities performance category.
CMS is leading this study to:
- Examine clinical workflows and data collection methods using different submission systems;
- Understand the challenges clinicians face when collecting and reporting quality data; and
- Make future recommendations for changes that will attempt to eliminate clinician burden, improve quality data collection and reporting, and enhance clinical care.
Who should apply:
- MIPS-eligible clinicians and groups
- Clinicians or groups that collect and submit quality measurement data to CMS
Study participants will have to meet the following requirements between January and December 2017:
- Complete at least three survey questionnaires throughout the course of the study.
- Participate in at least three focus groups.
- Submit at least three clinician quality performance measures to CMS.
For more information and to apply to participate in the study, please visit the CMS website.