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ACS SSR MIPS 2019 Participation and Resources Now Available

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgeon Specific Registry™ (SSR) offers the option to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and is available in the SSR for the 2019 performance year. Submitting MIPS 2019 data to CMS will allow you to potentially avoid either a flat 7 percent negative payment adjustment or earn a positive payment adjustment of up to 7 percent in calendar year 2021. First, verify your MIPS 2019 eligibility via the CMS QPP Participation Status lookup tool by entering your individual surgeon National Provider Identifier number before signing up for MIPS 2019 in the SSR. Visit the ACS SSR website for more information about MIPS 2019 participation, including requirements, measures and Improvement Activities (IA) specifications, and educational resources.

Several MIPS 2019 educational and instructional resources, including quick guides and video demonstrations, also are now available on ACS SSR website, and you can sign up for one of several Q&A webinars the SSR program is hosting to provide guidance on MIPS 2019 participation.

The SSR is supporting the Quality and IA components of MIPS 2019, and submitting MIPS data through the SSR is considered individual, registry-based reporting by CMS. MIPS 2019 Quality Measures reporting includes options for general surgeons and plastic surgeons in addition to a wide range of other surgical specialties. For MIPS 2019 IAs, surgeons have 88 surgically relevant activities from which to choose for attestation, including two new opioid-related IAs.

The deadline to submit your MIPS 2019 data through the SSR is January 31, 2020.

For any SSR programmatic questions, including MIPS participation, contact the ACS SSR Program at or at 312-202-5408. For SSR technical questions or issues (password reset, account reactivation, and so on), contact Technical Support at or at 877-600-7237 (toll-free).