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

SSR Users Updates: Participate in MIPS 2017 through the SSR

Dear ACS Members, 

The SSR has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Quality participation through registry-based reporting for the 2017 program year. 

The following MIPS components and options are available in the SSR:

  • Quality component
    • General Surgery Specialty Measures Set reporting option (MIPS-Qualified Registry)
    • ACS Surgical Phases of Care Measures Set (MIPS-Qualified Clinical Data Registry)
  • Improvement Activities (IA) component 

The General Surgery Specialty Measures Set and Improvement Activities are currently available in SSR, and the Surgical Phases of Care Measures Set will be available in the coming weeks.  

The SSR team is hosting several educational webinars on how to use the SSR to participate in MIPS 2017 starting the week of September 18. The full schedule of webinar sessions can be found on the webinar registration page. A recorded presentation and other educational resources are available on the SSR MIPS Resources and Education page for those who are unable to attend a webinar.

Additionally, you can visit informational pages on using the SSR for MIPS and visit the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Center

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

Thank you,

Your SSR Team