The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services deemed 2017 a transition year for MIPS, allowing participating clinicians to "pick your pace."
To avoid a penalty: Clinicians can submit as little as one Quality measure OR one Improvement Activity OR the required base score measures for Advancing Care Information.
Partial Year: Clinicians may submit for a continuous 90 days of 2017 data to Medicare by March 31, 2018. In order to meet the 90 day minimum, you can start collecting data anywhere between January 1, 2017 and October 2, 2017. To meet the requirements, clinicians must report more than one Quality measure, more than one Improvement Activity, and more than the required base score measures for Advancing Care Information.
Full Year: Clinicians must report all of the required data for a minimum of a continuous 90-day period, a full year, or anything in between. See the description of each performance category to learn what the requirements are for each.
Not participating in the Quality Payment Program for 2017 will result in a negative 4 percent payment reduction in 2019.