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Improvement activities performance category
2020 MIPS

  • Select activities that will combine to award 40 points.
  • High-weight activities worth 20 points.
  • Medium-weight activities worth 10 points.
  • Activities must be performed for at least 90 consecutive days.
  • Partial credit (20 points) awarded to non-patient facing clinicians, small or rural practices and HPSAs.
  • Full credit awarded to Recognized Patient Centered Medical Homes.
of MIPS Composite Performance Score

Changes new to 2020
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Requirement for Improvement Activity Credit for Groups:

Improvement Activities Inventory:

Patient-Centered Medical Home Criteria:

total activity points / total possible points = cpia performance category score
  • Worth 15% of total MIPS CPS
  • Most Improvement Activities are medium-weight activities, and are worth 10 points.
  • There are a few high-weight improvement activities, and those will be worth 20 points.
  • You can use any combination of medium and high weight activities.

Improvement Activities Data Submission

An organization may choose to submit measure data to CMS as an individual or as a group through any the options below.


Individual Submisson

Group Submission

Qualified Registry



Administrative Claims

CMS Web Interface

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