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Reminder: ACS SSR MIPS 2018 Participation Options Available until January 31

Surgeon Specific Registry

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) for the 2018 performance year. Submitting MIPS 2018 data to CMS will allow you to potentially either avoid a negative payment adjustment or earn a positive payment adjustment in calendar year 2020. The SSR is supporting the Quality and Improvement Activities performance categories of MIPS 2018, and submitting MIPS data through the SSR is considered individual and registry-based reporting by CMS. Visit the ACS SSR website for more information about MIPS 2018 participation, including requirements, specifications, and instructional resources.

MIPS 2018 Quality Measures reporting includes options for general surgeons and a number of other surgical specialties. A new electronic Patient Reported Outcome (ePRO) measure also is available, which is based on S-CAHPS—the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Surgical Care Survey. Additionally, surgeons have 86 surgically-relevant Improvement Activities to choose from for attestation.

Several educational videos on MIPS 2018 participation via the SSR can be accessed on the ACS SSR website. The four steps to complete for participation are as follows:

  1. Sign-up for (consent to) MIPS 2018 participation
  2. Enter your MIPS 2018 data
  3. Review your MIPS 2018 data
  4. Approve your MIPS 2018 data submission (coming soon)

For more information about how to submit MIPS 2018 data to avoid a penalty in 2020, visit the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy’s QPP Resource Center and scroll down to the MIPS Implementation Resources section.

The deadline to submit your MIPS 2018 data through the SSR is January 31.

For any SSR programmatic questions, including MIPS participation, contact the ACS SSR Program at

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