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

SSR Users Updates: March

Dear SSR Participants,

Thank you to those Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR) users who have used the SSR platform to comply and approve their Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2017 submissions. We have now submitted your MIPS 2017 data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). You should see this submission reflected in your SSR account (Operational Reports) under the Preview Submission Report progress bar in the top-right corner.

We will soon start performing 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 early April 2018.

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. Visit the ACS website for more information on MIPS 2018. 

We also would like to remind everyone that delegate access is available for surgeon SSR users. A delegate can be any office staff member (for example, practice administrator, nurse, biller) who at times enters data on your behalf. Please note as a surgeon user, you are responsible for managing your delegate account(s) access, including account deactivation. Visit the ACS website for information on how to add or remove a delegate account under your main SSR account.  

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

Thank you for participating in the SSR and MIPS.

Your SSR Team