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

SSR Users Updates: May

Dear SSR Participants,

Thank you to those Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR™) users who have collaborated with us on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandatory randomized audit for data validation of SSR Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) 2017. We now have completed the successful MIPS 2017 randomized data validation for the CMS and the finalized report will be submitted on May 31, 2018.

Please stand by in the months ahead for your feedback on payment adjustment for 2019 from CMS, which is based on your submitted MIPS 2017 data.

The SSR has been approved for MIPS 2018, and we will update you as this functionality becomes available in the system; it is currently anticipated to appear later this summer. Meanwhile, we encourage you to enter your 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 to familiarize yourself with MIPS 2018. 

As an ACS membership benefit, there is no registration fee for the SSR. However, non-ACS surgeon members are participating in the SSR program for an annual subscription fee of $299. If you are a surgeon non-member, you will soon receive your annual subscription renewal notice. Should you be interested in exploring ACS membership, please contact Member Services today at 800-621-4111 or visit Become a Member.

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