To become a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) or Qualified Registry for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the Quality Payment Program, you must self-nominate. The self-nomination period for vendors who wish to participate as a QCDR or a Qualified Registry in MIPS for the 2017 performance period opened November 15, 2016 and will close on January 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides detailed instructions regarding how to obtain a JIRA account, and how to complete and submit a Quality Payment Program Self-Nomination Form. The Self-Nomination User Guide can be found here.
Requirements to Self-Nominate
- Participants: You must have at least 25 participants by January 1, 2017. These participants don’t need to be using the QCDR/Qualified Registry to report MIPS data to us, but they need to be submitting data to the QCDR/Qualified Registry for quality improvement.
- Attestation Statement: You must provide a statement during the data submission period verifying that all data and results submitted to CMS are accurate and complete.
- Data Submission: You must submit data via a CMS-specified secure method for data submission, such as a QRDA or XML file.
- Data Validation Report: You must provide information on your process for data validation for both individual MIPS eligible clinicians and groups by submitting a data validation plan. Results of the executed data validation plan must be provided by May 31 of the year following the performance period.
For additional assistance to help support you in the self-nomination process, please see the QCDR/ Qualified Registry fact sheets that are available under the Education and Tools tab of the Quality Payment Program website, qpp.cms.gov.