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SSR Users Updates: January 5

Dear SSR Participants,

Have you signed up to use the Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for 2017? There is still time to avoid a 4 percent cut to your Medicare payments in 2019 by participating in MIPS through the SSR.

Failure to submit any data in 2017 will result in a 4 percent penalty in your Medicare Part B payments in 2019. The deadline to submit any MIPS 2017 data through the SSR is Wednesday, January 31. Please visit the SSR MIPS Resources and Education page to learn how the SSR can help you meet reporting requirements.

There will be a brief period of downtime to the SSR system next week to populate the MIPS submission report, which will allow MIPS users to review and finalize their submission prior to the January 31 deadline. Tech Support will send out an e-mail providing the exact date and timeframe for this downtime once it is finalized.

If you have questions, please reach out to us at or 312-202-5408.

Thank you,

Your SSR Team