Formerly the Advancing Care Information Performance Category (ACI)
- Must report on all required measures across the 4 objectives in order to receive category credit.
- Performance is measured over at least 90 consecutive days.
- If a clinician fails to report on a required measure or claim an exclusion (if applicable), the clinician will not receive a score for the PI performance category.
- Must use 2015 CEHRT in order to receive category credit. Check CEHRT edition >
Changes from 2018 PI Reporting
- "Base," "performance," and "bonus" measures replaced with one set of objectives and measures based on 2015 CEHRT
- All clinicians required to report the same measure set consisting of 6 measures from 4 objectives to receive a PI score unless an exclusion is claimed (if applicable)
- Performance based on the numerator/denominator of each measure, except for the measures associated with the Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange & Protect Patient Health Information objectives, which require “yes or no” submissions
- Points now reweighted to other measures when exclusions are applicable
- Two new optional bonus measures: Opioid Treatment Agreement & Query of PDMP
- Removed 2015 Edition CEHRT bonus; eligible clinicians required to use a 2015 Edition CEHRT in 2019
- New hardship exception for clinicians in small practices (15 or fewer clinicians)
- Exclusions added for the ePrescribing and Health Information Exchange measures
Promoting Interoperability Submission Options & Scoring
PI Final Score
Performance is calculated using the numerator/denominator of each measure, except for the measures associated with the Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange objective, which require “yes or no” submissions.
The performance rate corresponds to a point value, and the points for each measure are added together to calculate a Promoting Interoperability performance category score of up to 110 possible points.
5 bonus points
5 bonus points
Health Information Exchange
Provider to Patient Exchange
Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange
Choose 2 of the following:
Protect Patient Health Information
* Exclusions available
*Security Risk Analysis remains part of the requirements for the Promoting Interoperability performance category, but will no longer be scored as a measure.
An organization may choose to submit measure data to CMS as an individual or as a group through any the options below.
CMS Web Interface
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