Promoting Interoperability Scoring (2021)

To secure full credit towards the 25% weight of the MIPS Promoting Interoperability (PI) performance category, MIPS eligible clinicians or their groups must report on several objectives and individual measures for the 2021 performance year. There is one bonus point opportunity worth ten points. The maximum number of points an EC can receive in the 2021 performance year is 110 points. Please note, however, that the score is capped at 110 points. 

Before an EC or group can be scored, they ECs or groups must submit their EHR CMS identification code from the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) and submit a “yes” to:

  • The Prevention of Information Blocking Attestation,
  • The ONC Direct Review Attestation, and;
  • The security risk analysis measure.

The other objectives and measures for the performance category are:

Objectives Measures Maximum Points
e-Prescribing e-Prescribing* 10 points
Bonus: Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) 10 points (bonus)
Health Information Exchange
Support Electronic Referral Loops by Sending Health Information* 20 points
Support Electronic Referral Loops by Receiving and Reconciling Health Information* 20 points
Health Information Exchange (alternative)  HIE Bi-Directonal Exchange 40 points 
Provider to Patient Exchange Provide Patients Electronic Access to Their Health Information 40 points
Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange Report to two different public health agencies or clinical data registries for any of the following:
Immunization Registry Reporting* Electronic Case Reporting*
Public Health Registry Reporting* Clinical Data Registry Reporting* Syndromic Surveillance Reporting*
10 points

* Exclusion available. 

Depending on the measure, the measures will be scored on the EC’s performance through the submission of a numerator or denominator or a “yes or no” attestation.

Details and specifications on each measure can be found in the Quality Payment Program Resource Library.