MIPS reporting with DataDerm



Do you simply want to avoid the MIPS penalty? Here's how!

To avoid receiving a 4% penalty in 2019, all you have to do is report one measure on one patient by Dec. 31, 2017. Learn more about how you can report to avoid the penalty.


DataDerm has been approved as a Qualified Registry (QR) and a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) in 2017—a designation only CMS can approve. This designation will allow DataDerm participants to submit data on all 27 measures within the registry including 1 eCQM measure and 5 dermatology-specific measures created by the AAD, offering dermatologists greater options to complete MIPS in the most meaningful way for your practice, patient population, and the specialty.

DataDerm will assist you in reporting for all three MIPS categories in 2017: Quality, Advancing Care Information (ACI), and Improvement Activities (IA). In order to use DataDerm, complete the sign-up portal to enroll in the registry for free. Note: If you use paper records, DataDerm can still be used to submit as much or as little data as you would like.

You will need to purchase the MIPS module if you want your data sent to CMS at the end of the year. The deadline to purchase the module is Dec. 18, 2017, and only those who have enrolled in DataDerm can purchase the module. If you do not purchase the module, your data will not be reported.

If you are enrolled in DataDerm and would like to purchase the MIPS Reporting Module, please call the Member Resource Center at (866) 503-SKIN(7546).

The module costs $295 per reporting provider and includes the following:

  • Integration with your EHR 
  • Access to AAD and FIGmd registry staff for consultation
  • CMS benchmarking and individual/group performance for each measure
  • CMS submission at end of reporting year
  • Individual reporting/scores and group (GPRO) reporting/scores
  • Dashboard web entry tool
  • Reporting for all three MIPS categories
  • Pre-scoring for MIPS measures across all categories
  • Submission of non-physician clinicians (NPs and PAs)
  • Dermatology-specific resources/staff for measures help, documentation, and QI resources and tools

How to report with DataDerm

Review your MIPS reporting options when using DataDerm in the table below. The Cost category is not applicable for 2017 MIPS reporting and will not be used to determine your MIPS composite score.

DD MIPS reporting options

View MIPS dermatology specialty measures that can be reported using DataDerm. Alternatively, view all 2017 quality measures. For tools and resources on how to report, document, and to watch training videos, please visit the DataDerm resource library


Check out the Academy's tool to help guide you through MIPS reporting specifically for DataDerm users!
Answer a few quick questions, and the tool will show you your reporting options. Get started with the DataDerm tool!

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Individual vs. group reporting 

Individual reporting involves a Medicare-billing provider submitting their own data to DataDerm, and receiving their own earned score reported by their individual NPI number to CMS.    Group reporting (GPRO) consists of a practice combining their encounters under a shared TIN, and reporting that data to CMS given GPRO scoring via DataDerm. Using DataDerm, you will not have to register with CMS to use the GPRO option for 2017.