The goal of this category is to support the secure exchange of health information and encourage the use of certified EHR technology. Advancing Care Information replaces Meaningful Use but also has additional requirements. It will account for 25% of total 2017 MIPS performance. In order to participate, both the EHR vendor and platform must be certified by Medicare. If a provider does not have a certified EHR, they must meet certain criteria to reweight the performance category to 0%, so that it is not included in their total MIPS score. Providers who do participate will need to choose five metrics plus one performance score measure.
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