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SSR Users Update | MIPS and ABS

Dear SSR Participant,

Thank you to all American College of Surgeons Surgeon Specific Registry™ (ACS SSR) users who used the SSR platform to comply with and approve their Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2019 data submissions for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP). Since MIPS 2019 data entry is now closed, we are now performing the CMS mandatory audit for data validation of MIPS 2019 data. This process includes reaching out to randomly selected SSR MIPS participants for this audit. All approved MIPS 2019 data will be submitted to the CMS by March 31, 2020.

The SSR has been approved by CMS as a Qualified Registry to provide MIPS 2020 participation for the Quality and Improvement Activities components. If you plan to participate in CMS MIPS for the 2020 performance year using the ACS SSR, please verify your eligibility for MIPS 2020 Participation.

As an important reminder, the ACS SSR also helps fulfill the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Continuous Certification requirements. We'd like to emphasize that the following fields are required for the submission of a 12-month operative log to the ABS:

  • Procedure Location
  • Primary Procedure/CPT® Code
  • Procedure Date
  • Surgeon Role

Your electronic case log transfer can be done using the SSR. Review our instructional resource on the SSR Operative Log Transfer to the ABS. Please be sure that your procedure location(s) are set up and selected for each case as you prepare to transfer data to the ABS. If your procedure location(s) need to be updated within the SSR, here's how:

Go to Form ManagementCustom ListsProcedure LocationCreate New to add a Procedure location. (Download instructions)

For any SSR questions, please contact or 1-312-202-5408.

For any technical support issues (including password resets), contact ACS Technical Support at or at 1-877-600-7237 (toll-free).

Thank you again for your participation in the SSR Program.

Your SSR Team