I have spent the last few days most confused about MIPS reporting. My two ophthalmologist practice uses an ophthalmology specific EMR and plans to report using the IRIS Registry (American Academy of Ophthalmology).
An essential part of MIPS reporting is PI (Promoting Interoperability). The IRIS Registry portal directs you to the CMS website to obtain your official CEHRT 2015 ID. This certifies that the EMR product you have meets 2015 federal standards:
When I typed in my EMR System and clicked the yellow button, the basket showed 46% and I was unable to generate an ID number. I thought my EMR was de-certified!
I emailed my EMR vendor, and after a turbo meeting, I realized I was making a simple mistake …
In order to generate a CEHRT 2015 ID, you need to add ALL of the individual components which make up your EMR. This includes the other vendors which make up the various components (secure messaging, electronic prescriptions, patient portal, IRIS Registry). Each vendor has a unique name which you may need to obtain from your EMR vendor.
In my case, we use 6 different vendors. With EMR tech support, I searched each component and added them like an Amazon shopping cart. Once I added 4, I reached 100%, and with all 6 entered generated CEHRT 2015 ID.
For me, I needed to search for the following 6 products, select the 2015 version, and click the Yellow “+Cert ID” for each one:
- MDOffice (2015) – EMR vendor
- Updox (2015) – secure messaging
- Regulatory Compliance Platform (Eye Care Leaders) 2015
- Rcopia (DrFirst) Version 3 2015 – electronic prescriptions
- Sophrona Solutions 2015 – patient portal
- FigMD Inc. 2015 – IRIS Registry
Once I created the shopping basket, I could easily use the CMS ID generator to create a “Your CMS EHR Certification ID”
I then typed the number back into IRIS Registry and FINALLY enter my PI information!
My advice: Contact your EMR company to find out the “official names” for each of these vendor products as reported to federal program. This may be different for every practice & EMR!
- EMR vendor
- Secure Messaging vendor
- Regulatory Compliance Platform (if necessary)
- Electronic prescription vendor
- Patient portal vendor
- IRIS Registry or other registry database vendor
Hope this helps!
Below are screenshots as I added each component:
1. MDOffice (2015) – EMR vendor
2. Updox (2015) – secure messaging
This process continued for:
3. Regulatory Compliance Platform (Eye Care Leaders) 2015
4. Rcopia (DrFirst) Version 3 2015 – electronic prescriptions
5. Sophrona Solutions 2015 – patient portal
6. FigMD Inc. 2015 – IRIS Registry
Finally, 6 items are in the basket and I then clicked “Get 2015 EHR Certification ID”
Generate the ID and download the PDF!
The PDF states, “The CMS EHR Certification ID shown corresponds to the collection of products listed below. Submit this ID as part of the attestation process for the CMS EHR Incentive Programs.”