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The last year to participate in the Medicaid Eligible Professional (EP) Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program was 2021.
The PINNACLE Registry® and the Diabetes Collaborative Registry® captures valuable data on coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and diabetes in the outpatient setting to provide clinical insights to practices. The registries have been approved as a single Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the 2022 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Program Year, offering eligible participating practices a free and easy solution to report MIPS data in 2022.
Practices must be currently submitting data via System Integration (SI) or Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) to have the registries submit MIPS data to CMS on their behalf.
Measures indicated as available for public reporting on Care Compare are required to meet certain standards set by CMS. These measures must be statistically valid, reliable, accurate, comparable across submission mechanisms and meet the minimum reliability threshold to be included in the Provider Data Catalog. The measures are posted publicly in plain language, making them easier to understand. Measures in their first two years, measures with fewer than 20 reporters, non-risk adjusted QCDR outcome and non-proportional measures are not available for public reporting.
Details on the CMS approved 2022 QPP measures for the PINNACLE Registry and Diabetes Collaborative Registry QCDR are below:
Eligible providers who are actively submitting data to the PINNACLE Registry or The Diabetes Collaborative Registry can request we report MIPS data on their behalf to CMS via the PINNACLE Registry and Diabetes Collaborative Registry QCDR. To initiate this, clinicians must complete an electronic data release consent form (eDRCF). Groups reporting will only need to sign one eDRCF while individual providers are required to submit one eDRCF per reporting provider.
The eDRCF collects clinician and group consent. This is an annual requirement by CMS that allows the QCDR to release data to CMS on the clinicians’ or groups’ behalf. Only data for eligible providers and groups will be submitted to CMS if the QCDR receives a completed eDRCF by the specified deadline. Starting in 2022, all MIPS participants will be required to submit their CMS 1500 form for tax identification number validations.
For more information, see our MIPS Frequently Asked Questions.