Your MIPS toolkit

MACRA fundamentally changes how providers are paid under Medicare and establishes two payment tracks under the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Providers in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track can use the year-by-year resources on this page to refine their strategy, ensure compliance, improve performance, and prepare for audits.

This toolkit will be updated as new resources are published. Make sure to bookmark this page for easy access.

General Tools

2021 Tools:

2020 Tools:

2019 Tools:

2018 Tools

2017 Tools:

Acronym Guide

ACI: Advancing Care Information
ACO: Accountable care organization
APM: Alternative payment model
CAHPS: Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
CEHRT: Certified Electronic Health Record Technology
CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
EC: Eligible clinician in the CMS Quality Payment Program under MACRA
IA: Improvement Activities
MACRA: Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2015
MIPS: Merit-Based Incentive Payment System
MU: Meaningful Use
PQRS: Physician Quality Reporting System
QCDR: Qualified Clinical Data Registry
QP: Qualifying APM Participant
QPP: Quality Payment Program implemented by MACRA
VBPM: Value-Based Payment Modifier
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