The Promoting Interoperability (PI) performance category accounts for 25% of an eligible clinician or group practice's total MIPS score. PI focuses on patient engagement and the electronic exchange of health information using certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT).
Most physician anesthesiologists and their groups will not have to submit data for the MIPS Promoting Interoperability category. ECs and their practices that are designated under the special status categories of non-patient facing, hospital-based, or ambulatory surgery center-based are automatically exempt from reporting the PI category. If the EC or the group is designated in one of those special status categories, the 25% weighting of the PI performance category will be reallocated to the Quality performance category.
ECs can check their participation status and special status on the QPP MIPS Participation Status website. Additional information on special statuses can be found on the ASA and Quality Payment Program websites as well.
ASA has prepared the following resources for members seeking clarification on the requirements of the PI performance category:
- MIPS Promoting Interoperability FAQs (2021)
- MIPS Promoting Interoperability Scoring (2021)
- MIPS Promoting Interoperability Participation Checklist (2021)
For additional information on the MIPS Promoting Interoperability performance category, visit the CMS QPP website and CMS QPP Resource Library.