Beginning in the 2019 reporting year, all eligible clinicians are required to use a 2015 Edition CEHRT and will be scored based on performance in the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Objectives and one mandatory measure. Measures in this category must be reported for a minimum of 90 days and up to a full year. This year, the PI category is focused on patient engagement and electronic exchange of health information.
2019 Promoting Interoperability Objectives and Measures
|e-Prescribing (eRX)||e-Prescribing||10 points|
|Health Information Exchange (HIE)||Support Electronic Referral Loops by Sending Health Information||20 points|
|Support Electronic Referral Loops by Receiving & Incorporating Health Information||20 points|
|Provider to Patient Exchange||Provide Patients Electronic Access to their Health Information||40 points|
|Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange||Report to two different public health agencies or clinical data registries for any of the following:
|Protect Patient Health Information||**A Security Risk Assessment is mandatory, but will not be scored||Mandatory|
The score is capped at 100 points, at which point a clinician achieves full 25% credit for the PI category. There are no thresholds to meet, instead eligible clinicians earn points based on their performance in the following measures:
- HIE: Send Health Information
- HIE: Receive & Incorporate Health Information
- Provider to Patient Exchange
- Public Health & Clinical Data Exchange
- Protect Patient Health Information
*Exclusions are available for multiple measures. Please see each guide to determine if an exclusion applies to the eligible clinician.
**Clinicians are required to complete a Security Risk Assessment and will have to answer a “Yes” or “No” during their MIPS attestation. A “Yes” is required to meet this category. In addition to submitting measures during the MIPS attestation, clinicians must:
- Submit a “yes” to the Prevention of Information Blocking Attestation,
- Submit a “yes” to the ONC Direct Review Attestation; and
- Submit a “yes” for the security risk analysis measure
Learn more about the MIPS Promoting Interoperability Dashboard.