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Mid-Week MACRA Minute – Advancing Care Information Tips n Tricks

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Advancing Care Information: Tips ‘n’ Tricks

We created a list of a few tips on the Advancing Care Information (formerly Meaningful Use) performance category for 2017. Remember, the Advancing Care Information (ACI) category counts for 25% of your 2017 MIPS Performance score.

Tips ‘n’ Tricks:

  • Make sure you choose the right ACI measure set to report on. This will depend on which version your EHR software is certified; 2014 or 2015 editions.
  • If you report as a group in the ACI category, then you must report as a group for ALL MIPS categories including Quality and Improvement Activities.
  • The ACI reporting requirements are made up of two components: the Base Score and the Performance Score. You must report ALL BASE measures. If you fail to report all base measures you will receive zero points in the ACI category.
  • Base Score (50 pts) + Performance Score + Bonus Score = FINAL SCORE: To get the full 25% for the ACI category you will want to get a Final Score of 100 or more points.
  • The BASE score for 2017 Advancing Care Information transition measures are:
    • Security Risk Analysis (must report “yes” for credit)
    • e-Prescribing (submit at least a 1 in the numerator)
    • Provide Patient Access (submit at least a 1 in the numerator)
    • Health Information Exchange (submit at least a 1 in the numerator)
  • The PERFORMANCE measures score for 2017 Advancing Care Information transition measures are:
    • Provide Patient Access
    • Health Information Exchange
    • View, Document, or Transmit (VDT)
    • Patient Specific Education
    • Secure Messaging
    • Medication Reconciliation
    • Immunization Registry Reporting (report “yes” to earn full credit for this measure)
  • Note: Health Information Exchange and Provide Patient Access measures are in both the Base and Performance measure sets.
  • The BONUS score for the 2017 Advancing Care Information transition measures are:
    • 5%: Report to 1 or more of the following public health and clinical data registries: Syndromic Surveillance Reporting AND/OR Specialized Registry Reporting
    • 10%: Report certain IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES using CEHRT.
  • Must start a 90-day reporting period no later than October 2, 2017


For more details regarding the ACI category visit the QPP website at or visit the MediSYS website at

Question? The Quality Payment Program Service Center can be reached at 1-866-288-8292 (TTY 1-877-715- 6222), Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM Eastern Time or via email at [email protected].

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