What is MIPS?

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) ended the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and required CMS to implement the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is one way for practices to participate in the QPP.

For the 2019 performance period, Medicare Part B providers who are considered a MIPS Eligible Clinician will be required to participate.

Overview of the 2019 Reporting Year

There are different MIPS requirements for practices who are part of Hartford HealthCare's Accountable Care Organization compared to ICP's Non-ACO community practices. If you are unsure if you are a member of HHC's ACO please click here for the list of member practices.



Please note: All practices who have been live on Community Connect (Epic) on or before 10/2/2018, will attest to all domains via Epic with the assistance of the Community Connect team.If you have any questions please contact Samantha Somma at or 860.677.3876.


Individual vs. Group Reporting

A change from the 2017 reporting year is that eligible clinicians are able to choose to report both as an individual and a group for each domain. Click here to learn more about Group vs. Individual Reporting.

How to Log In to the Quality Payment Program Data Submission System

To log in and submit data for Quality, Promoting Interoperability or Improvement Activities, clinicians will need to use the new HCQIS Authorization Roles and Profile (HARP) system. Previously, clinicians received their credentials through the Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system. Clinicians are encouraged to log in early to familiarize themselves with the system.

  • Previous EIDM Accounts: For all clinicians who previously had an EIDM account, you were automatically transitioned to HARP, and will use your existing EIDM user ID and password to sign in to the QPP website. If you have not logged in using your EIDM account in the last 6 months, you may need to change your password; if you have not logged in for more than a year, your account may have been deactivated.
  • New Clinicians: For all clinicians who didn't have an EIDM account, you'll need to enroll with HARP.

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