ACI Scoring

Advancing Care Information Scoring

In order to secure full credit towards the 25% weight of the MIPS Advancing Care Information (ACI) performance category, MIPS eligible clinicians have to report on five required measures in order to earn 50% (the base score) and then choose additional measures to report on to reach 100%.

The five required base score measures are as follows:

  1. Security Risk Analysis (formerly Protect Patient Health Information)
  2. E-Prescribing
  3. Provide Patient Access
  4. Send a Summary of Care
  5. Request/Accept a Summary of Care

MIPS eligible clinicians who, in addition to reporting the base score measures, report performance score measures may receive a performance score of up to 90%. The performance score measures are as follows:

  1. Provide Patient Access
  2. Send a Summary of Care
  3. Request/Accept a Summary of Care
  4. Patient-Specific Education
  5. View, Download, or Transmit (VDT)
  6. Secure Messaging
  7. Patient-Generated Health Data
  8. Clinical Information Reconciliation
  9. Public Health and Clinical Data Registry Reporting

MIPS eligible clinicians who report to one or more additional public health and clinical data registries beyond the one they report for their performance score can receive a 5% bonus. Those who report certain improvement activities using CEHRT can receive a 10% bonus during the 2018 reporting year. In 2018, ECs who exclusively report using the 2015 edition of CEHRT receive 10 bonus percentage points.

Eligible clinicians need to successfully attest to the base score to get ANY score. If you do not successfully attest to the base score, you will receive a 0 for the Advancing Care Information performance category.

For information on the 2017 QPP, visit the CMS 2017 Resources site.

More ACI Information

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