Frequently Asked Questions

Using PINNACLE and the Diabetes Collaborative (Outpatient Registries) for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

Using the Outpatient Registries for 2017 Program Year

  • What is MIPS?

  • Can my practice meet MIPS program requirements by reporting through the PINNACLE and the Diabetes Collaborative Registry?

  • Who can participate in MIPS through QCDR? Who is an eligible provider?

  • How can providers use the QCDR to meet 2017 MIPS reporting requirements?

  • How can I request ACC to report 2017 MIPS to CMS on my behalf?

  • Does a provider need to be a member of the ACC to participate in reporting through the QCDR?

  • Can a practice submit MIPS data for all of its providers?

  • Where can I learn more about PINNACLE and the Diabetes Collaborative?

  • What if I am signed up through another CMS program to report MIPS, such as an Accountable Care Organization?

  • What if I don’t know if I am part of an ACO?

Group Practice Reporting (GPRO) for 2017 Program Year

  • Will the QCDR offer GPRO reporting for MIPS?

  • What are the reporting requirements for GPRO? Will I report fewer measures?

  • How does GPRO work? What is the difference between individual reporting and GPRO?

  • How do I sign up for GPRO?

Data Submission for 2017 MIPS Program Year

Calculating 2017 MIPS Incentives/Adjustments