American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

CMS MIPS 2019 Reminders and Updates

Dear SSR Participant,

If you are currently using or intend to use the American College of Surgeons Surgeon Specific Registry (ACS SSR™) to participate in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for the 2019 performance year (PY), this message contains some important reminders and updates.

To start, if you have not done so already, verify your MIPS 2019 “Initial Eligibility” using the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) website’s Check Participation Status tool. Enter your individual National Provider Identifier (NPI) into the tool to look up your MIPS eligibility and participation status by performance year. Verify your MIPS 2019 “ Final Eligibility” in November 2019 again, which is when eligibility data is finalized by CMS.

If you are eligible for MIPS 2019 and want to submit your data through the SSR, begin by following the steps in the SSR MIPS 2019 Quick Guide, found in Section 1. For more in-depth instructional resources, visit the ACS SSR website’s MIPS 2019 Educational Instructions and Resources page.

The deadline for approving your MIPS 2019 data submission is now Friday, January 3, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact either Michael Bencur, CQI Quality Measures Project Manager, at, or Ulrike Langenscheidt, SSR Manager, at

For all other SSR and MIPS programmatic questions, contact or 1-312-202-5408.

For any technical support questions or issues, contact ACS Technical Support (hosted by IQVIA) at or at 1-877-600-7237 (toll-free).

Thank you again for choosing the ACS SSR for participation in the CMS 2019 MIPS.

Your SSR Team