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

Planning to Use the SSR for MIPS 2017?

February 2017

The SSR has been preliminarily approved as a QPP MIPS-Qualified Entity for 2017. Pending final CMS approval, the following components of MIPS will be available for surgeons to fulfill through the SSR:

  • Quality component (formerly known as PQRS)
  • Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA) component (new program)

Interested in learning more about QPP MIPS 2017? Visit the ACS QPP Resource Center to view some brief informational videos created by the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy. Additionally, please feel free to reach out to us at

Advancing Care Information (ACI)—Registry Bonus

Are you interested in potentially earning some bonus points toward your overall 2017 composite score?

As of January 1, 2017, the SSR is able to receive clinical data from EHR systems in a manner that is consistent with the requirements specified for the Advancing Care Information performance category of MIPS beginning January 1, 2017.