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

SSR Users Updates: February

Dear SSR Participants,

The performance year for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2017 is now closed. Thank you to those Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR) users who have used the SSR platform to comply and approve their MIPS 2017 submission. Please note we are in the process of submitting the data to CMS. Once this step is completed, you will see this reflected in your SSR account (Operational Reports) under the Preview Submission Report progress bar in the top right corner.

In April 2018, we will perform the CMS’ mandatory randomized audit for data validation of MIPS 2017. This process will include reaching out to randomly selected SSR MIPS participants for this audit in the beginning of April.

The SSR has been approved for MIPS 2018, and we will update you as this functionality becomes available in the system. Meanwhile, we encourage you to enter your SSR cases on a regular basis, not only for the participation in MIPS, but to track your cases and outcomes for surgical quality improvement purposes. For more information on MIPS 2018, please visit the ACS website.

For any questions, contact the SSR program support at or 312-202-5408.

Thank you for participating in the SSR and MIPS.

Your SSR Team