2020 MIPS preliminary feedback available
May 14, 2021

2020 MIPS preliminary feedback available

CMS has released preliminary feedback regarding the 2020 MIPS performance year. Practices can review their feedback by logging in to their account on the Quality Payment Program website (https://qpp.cms.gov). To login, you must have a HARP account.

Final feedback scores will be available this summer. The targeted review deadline will be announced after release of the final scores.

For questions regarding the feedback, contact the Quality Payment Program help desk at 1 (866) 288-8292 or email QPP@cms.hhs.gov.

2021 Improvement Activity Documentation Templates

ASA has developed nine downloadable documentation guidance templates for commonly reported improvement activities for anesthesiologists and pain medicine physicians. Please note, these templates have been drafted using recommended documentation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) but have not been validated or approved by CMS.

Eligible clinicians (ECs) and groups should proactively identify and start planning how to complete the minimum number of improvement activities early in the year. In 2021, groups can attest to an activity when at least 50% of the clinicians in the group perform the same activity during any continuous 90-day period (or as specified in the activity description) in the same performance year.

Improvement activities and their criteria for reporting may change each year. All ECs and groups should review current year improvement activities that are available for download in the CMS Quality Payment Program Resource Library.

Physician anesthesiologists and their groups should choose improvement activities that reflect their priorities. For a list of improvement activities that the AQI supports for attestation purposes, visit the AQI website.

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2020 NACOR Quality Reporting reconciliations

AQI is in the process of completing the quality reporting reconciliation invoices in which the practice's order, with the number and type of Eligible Clinicians (ECs) (i.e., physician or CRNA), is compared to the information submitted to NACOR in the practice's data file.

For each data file submitted, AQI confirms the membership status of each EC to determine if they are eligible to receive the ASA member benefit rate for NACOR Quality Reporting.

For questions regarding the specific ECs that the roster represents, contact April Quadrizius at (847) 268-9121 or a.quadrizius@asahq.org. For credit card payments, call ASA's Member Services at (630) 912-2552.

2021 Reporting Deadlines

NACOR Registration: October 1, 2021

January through November 2021 data submission: January 31, 2022

Individual Quality Reporting Consent Submission: January 31, 2022

Improvement Activity Attestation: January 31, 2022

CMS Opt-Out for Individual Reporting: January 31, 2022

TIN/NPI Reconciliation: January 31, 2022

All data submissions: February 15, 2022

Contact AQI

Register: qcdr@asahq.org

NACOR Dashboard support: NACORSupport@asahq.org

Ask AQI: AskAQI@asahq.org

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