42 CFR § 414.1335 - Data submission criteria for the quality performance category.

§ 414.1335 Data submission criteria for the quality performance category.

(a)Criteria. A MIPS eligible clinician or group must submit data on MIPS quality measures in one of the following manners, as applicable:

(1)For Medicare Part B claims measures, MIPS CQMs, eCQMs, or QCDR measures.

(i) Except as provided in paragraph (a)(1)(ii) of this section, submit data on at least six measures, including at least one outcome measure. If an applicable outcome measure is not available, report one other high priority measure. If fewer than six measures apply to the MIPS eligible clinician or group, report on each measure that is applicable.

(ii)MIPS eligible clinicians and groups that report on a specialty or subspecialty measure set, as designated in the MIPS final list of quality measures established by CMS through rulemaking, must submit data on at least six measures within that set, including at least one outcome measure. If an applicable outcome measure is not available, report one other high priority measure. If the set contains fewer than six measures or if fewer than six measures within the set apply to the MIPS eligible clinician or group, report on each measure that is applicable.

(2)For CMS Web Interface measures.

(i) Report on all measures included in the CMS Web Interface. The group is required to report on at least one measure for which there is Medicarepatient data.

(ii) [Reserved]

(3)For the CAHPS for MIPS survey.

(i) For the 12-month performance period, a group that wishes to voluntarily elect to participate in the CAHPS for MIPS survey must use a survey vendor that is approved by CMS for the applicable performance period to transmit survey measures data to CMS.

(ii) [Reserved]

(b) [Reserved]

[81 FR 77537, Nov. 4, 2016, as amended at 82 FR 53953, Nov. 16, 2017; 83 FR 60079, Nov. 23, 2018]