How Carequality Supports MIPS and Promoting Interoperability Requirements
The 2022 CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rules finalized a new optional alternative measure that allows eligible clinicians and eligible hospitals and CAHs to satisfy the Health Information Objective requirements under the CMS Medicare MIPS and Promoting Interoperability programs (formerly Meaningful Use) by attesting to participation in a health information exchange (HIE) or health information network (HIN) to enable secure, bi-directional exchange.
More detail on the HIE Bi-Directional Exchange measure and the MIPS and Promoting Interoperability Programs can be found here:
- The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Promoting Interoperability Performance Category
- The Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program
Carequality believes that providers and provider organizations that participate in the Carequality Interoperability Framework would likely meet attestation requirements of the HIE Bi-Directional Exchange measure. However, to ensure the most appropriate and accurate attestation regarding satisfying this measure, ultimate determination should be made through the organization’s Implementer.
All organizations participating in Carequality are encouraged to contact their own Implementers for attestation letters. If you are unsure who your Implementer is, the list of all Implementers can be found here: Carequality Implementers.
Please keep in mind that requirements may change each Performance Year (PY) due to policy changes.