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MNCM Application to Become CMS Registry under Initial Review: Would Assist in MIPS Quality Payment Programs

MN Community Measurement (MNCM) has submitted an application to become a Qualified Clinical Data Registry with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The application is in the initial review status that is standard for this type of application.

Presently, submitting to MNCM has allowed clinicians to attest they are meeting some of their CMS meaningful use requirements. With some modifications to our system, making this transition as a MIPS registry is feasible and a natural next step.

MNCM has several measures that are NQF endorsed and currently used in Federal programs such as the Physician Quality Reporting System. Several MNCM developed measures have a CMS QPP (Quality Payment Program) number and can be used locally and nation-wide. Additionally, data elements from the Diabetes (A1C) and Vascular (Ischemic IVD) measures also have a QPP number. A complete list of MNCM measures with their corresponding QPP numbers can be viewed at this link:

MNCM is pleased with the progress made so far, and will be providing further detail regarding the registry process and programmatic details. Stay tuned!