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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 programs including Meaningful Use, the Physician Quality Reporting System and Value-Based Modifier into a single score. QPP uses four components to derive the MIPS Final Score: Quality, Advancing Care Information, Improvement Activities and Cost. For more information on MIPS, click here. 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). In addition to the data warehousing and participation agreements, clinicians choosing to report MIPS through AQUIRE will be required to complete and return a data consent release form.

View AQUIRE Qualified Clinical Data Registry Measures for 2017 Reporting.

Download the MIPS reporting user manual for detailed instructions on how to use the module. 


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

Important Dates & Deadlines

January 31, 2018
Deadline to submit the Data Release Consent Form (DRCF) 

January 31, 2018
Deadline to enter 2017 data into the AQUIRE Registry

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