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MIPS Reporting

Using the AQUIRE Registry for MIPS Reporting

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a path to participate in the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP), which streamlines multiple value-based programs including Meaningful Use (MU), the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Value-Based Modifier (VBM). The AQUIRE Registry is your “one-stop shop” to report on all categories of MIPS.

The AQUIRE Registry is a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). A QCDR is a CMS-approved entity that collects medical and/or clinical data for patient and disease tracking to foster improvement in the quality of care furnished to patients. Individuals and groups may report via AQUIRE. Those using AQUIRE to report must report at least 50% of ALL the patients to which the measure(s) apply (at least one patient must be a Medicare Part B patient). For clinicians reporting through the AQUIRE Registry please download, complete and return the Data Consent Release Form to


There is a $199 annual fee for reporting through AQUIRE. Click here to sign up. For more information, contact

Important Dates & Deadlines

September 1, 2017
Deadline to register for the AQUIRE Registry for 2017 MIPS reporting to allow for reporting during the last 90-day reporting period in 2017

January 31, 2018
Deadline to submit the Data Release Consent Form (DRCF) through the AQUIRE Registry Dashboard

January 31, 2018

Deadline to enter 2017 data into the AQUIRE Registry

March 18, 2018
2017 data submitted to CMS through the AQUIRE Registry