MACRA readiness and assessment tools


Since MIPS will be the most traveled pathway for dermatologists, the Academy developed a series of MIPS tools and resources to help answer questions and guide you through the Quality Payment Program (QPP), whether you simply want to avoid the penalty or attempt to earn a bonus payment.

Not sure where to begin? Try the tools in the order listed below. If you would like an overview of MACRA and its requirements, visit the MACRA Resource Center.


1. MACRA readiness checklist

Download this checklist to help you begin to prepare your practice for CMS' Quality Payment Program. Download checklist

2. MIPS financial assessment tool

After answering a few questions about your practice, you’ll know whether you need to participate in MIPS to avoid a penalty in 2019. If you are MIPS eligible, this tool will provide an estimate of the financial impact of your MIPS decision, whether you choose full reporting, partial reporting, or minimal reporting.
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3. MIPS reporting: Decision support tool

This tool will help you determine how to participate in MIPS for 2017. Answer questions about how much reporting you are willing or able to do, and the tool will present you with your options, including specifics about what and how much you need to report.
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4. DataDerm reporting: Decision support tool

If you plan to report using AAD’s DataDerm, use this tool to get more detailed information about DataDerm-specific reporting options. Please note that you do not need an EHR to fulfill the minimum requirements to avoid the MIPS penalty
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5. Quality measures selection tool

This tool will help your practice find eligible measures based on how you report, whether via paper, EHR, or DataDerm. You will also to be able to access detailed measures information such as reporting tips, the measure specification, and more.
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6. MACRA community

Join an online discussion forum that allows members to ask staff experts questions about MACRA.
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Need help? Call the Academy's practice support line at 866-503-SKIN, option 1.