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Mid-Week MACRA Minute – Maximize Your ACI Category Score

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week!

Tips on how to maximize efficiency within the Advancing Care Information (ACI) (formerly Meaningful Use) category for 2017 MIPS reporting

  • Earn a bonus score worth 15% of your advancing care information final score:
    • Earn 5% bonus for reporting on one or more of the following Public Health and Clinical Data Registry Reporting measures:
      • Syndromic Surveillance Reporting
      • Specialized Registry Reporting
    • Earn a 10% bonus for using CEHRT to report certain Improvement Activities
      (SEE BELOW)
  • Monitor your EHR reports for measures and improvement activities and make sure you are staying on track or determine which areas you need to fix
  • Choose measures within each category that overlap with other categories and can earn you bonus points in other MIPS categories

Examples of ACI Bonus Measures:

Activity Performed Quality Measure Improvement Activity Advancing Care Information
Improve care coordination and follow-up on referrals

  • provide summary of care via portal
  • exchange information with referred provider
CMS 50/ID 374 (closing the referral loop) care coordination (IA_CC_1)
  • Patient access
  • View, download/transmit
  • Summary of care
  • Request/accept summary of care
  • Health information exchange
Improve DM annual foot exam

  • implement clinical decision support rule/alert
  • provider patient education
CMS 123/ ID 163 (DM foot exams) Use of clinical decision support (IA_PSPA_16) Patient specific education


If you have questions, contact the Quality Payment Program at 1-866-288-8292 (TTY) M-F 8:00am – 8:00pm EST or email [email protected].


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