Using the AQUA Registry for MIPS Reporting

How AQUA can Support Reporting Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Categories

The ability to report on 6 out of 50 plus measures—including one outcome measure or, if an outcome measure is not available, one high priority measure.

The best combination of measures that provide urologists with the highest performance scores through system optimization in reporting to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

A score calculator where eligible providers can input numerator/denominator data.

An attestation module where providers are able to attest to the required objectives and their measures.

The ability to earn 5 bonus points, under the Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange Objective, by attesting “yes” to the Clinical Data Registry reporting measure.

An attestation module which allows providers the ability to attest to
a series of weighted activities, geared towards improving clinical practice and care delivery.

The ability to attest to certain high weight activities, only available to providers participating with a QCDR.

CMS will calculate Cost performance using administrative claims data.

Providers are not required to submit any information for the Cost performance category.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

October 1, 2022
Recruitment Closes for Non-MIPS Participation

February 25, 2023
Sign and Upload Data Release Consent Forms (DRCF) and TIN CMS 1500 Forms on AQUA Registry Dashboard

March 15, 2023
AQUA Internal 2022 MIPS Submission Deadline

 March 31, 2023
CMS Official 2022 MIPS Submission Deadline

April 1, 2023
AQUA Registry Recruitment Period Begins

*Disclaimer: If your institution expects third parties to use their institution-specific BAA, has complex security requirements or other special issues, make sure to start the enrollment process as soon as possible to ensure all necessary paperwork is completed prior to the deadline.