The CAHPS for MIPS survey is optional for all groups of 2 or more eligible clinicians, but MIPS provides several incentives for groups to participate.
- The CAHPS for MIPS survey counts as one measure toward the MIPS quality performance category, as a patient experience measure, and fulfills the requirement to report at least one high priority measure in the absence of an applicable outcome measure. Groups must report at least 5 additional quality measures using another data submission method. The CAHPS for MIPS survey is also included in the improvement activities performance category as a high-weighted activity.
- Groups, virtual groups, and APM Entities, including Shared Savings Program ACOs that don’t meet the minimum sample sizes can’t administer the CAHPS for MIPS Survey.
- In order for groups to elect participation in the 2018 CAHPS for MIPS survey, they must register by June 30, 2022. Registration must be completed online through the MIPS Registration System. During registration, groups must indicate if they are selecting the CMS Web Interface reporting mechanism as well as elect to administer the CAHPS for MIPS survey. For additional information on registration and requirements please refer to qpp.cms.gov.
- More information can be found at CAHPS for MIPS Fact Sheet