The deadline to submit data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) via MIPSwizard is March 26, 2018. MIPSwizard helps guide clinicians through a few easy steps to rapidly collect, validate and submit performance results to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS implemented a final deadline of March 31, 2018 for all 2017 data submissions except groups reporting through the CMS Web Interface. However, vendors may have their own deadlines.

All three participation tracks (minimum, partial, or full) can be completed via MIPSwizard. As a reminder, the minimum participation track requires clinicians to report just one measure for one patient to avoid a 4% penalty. The partial and full participation tracks have more data requirements but could also result in a positive payment adjustment. Payment adjustments for the 2017 performance year will take effect in 2019.

For more information about submission requirements, visit the Quality Payment Program website. MIPS-related questions may be directed to