How CMEs can qualify as MIPS improvement activities
If you participate in CME activities, you could already be on your way to satisfying your Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirement. Because MIPS falls under the Quality Payment Program (QPP), CME can count towards your MIPS requirement if the activities are designed and executed in alignment with QPP guidance. CME Outfitters’ activities are designed to meet MIPS requirements, and we’ll make it as straightforward as possible to submit your requirements to CMS.
MIPS has four performance categories with CME qualifying as an improvement activity, which assesses how often you participate in activities that improve clinical practice. Active participation may be different for each activity, but this generally means staying engaged.
Under the improvement activity category, clinicians are able to choose from many activities to demonstrate their performance. Here’s what to expect for most activities:
- Meaningful participation: Actively participate in the CME by answering the pre- and post-test and audience response questions and/or asking questions of the faculty.
- Collection and analysis of performance data: CME Outfitters will follow up with participants via survey approximately three months after activity completion to assess the impact of interventions discussed.
- Mechanism for documentation: CME Outfitters will provide documentation of completion for submission as a MIPS improvement activity.
According to a recent article from EHR Intelligence, 91 percent of eligible clinicians participated in MIPS in the first year of the Quality Payment Program. To help you meet your requirements, CME Outfitters is creating new courses that will qualify as improvement activities, with the goal that all of our courses will be MIPS eligible.
Some upcoming CME Outfitters activities that qualify for MIPS include:
For more information, visit cmeoutfitters.com.
NRHA commissioned the above piece from CME Outfitters, a trusted NRHA partner, for publication within the Association’s Rural Health Voices blog