New tools help you with MIPS

Tags: TMF MIPS Toolbox, TMF Health Quality Institute

Remove the guesswork from MIPS with free online application

By TMF Quality Innovation Network

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, clinicians who are eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System can begin submitting their data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the MIPS 2017 performance year.

CMS has contracted with TMF Health Quality Institute to help clinicians make a successful transition to MIPS. As part of this support, TMF offers clinicians free access to the TMF MIPS Toolbox, an online application for managing MIPS requirements, tracking progress and submitting data directly to CMS.

With the TMF MIPS Toolbox you can:

Choose measures to maximize MIPS scores. With the MIPS Toolbox, you can select performance measures for individual MIPS categories. Base score measures are pre-loaded in the application; other measures can be filtered by interest or specialty. You can create “what if” scenarios and estimate individual or group scores.

Track progress. After identifying your measures, reporting period and submission method, you collect your performance data and enter numerators and denominators for each measure. For Improvement Activities and Advancing Care Information measures, you simply mark “complete” and “yes,” respectively. You can compare your performance to national benchmarks, calculate a projected final score, and track your progress through a user-friendly interactive dashboard.

Submit data directly to CMS (optional). Clinicians can use the MIPS Toolbox to submit data for any MIPS-eligible measure. BizMed, which maintains the TMF MIPS Toolbox, has contracted with a national qualified registry to perform MIPS submissions to CMS. Clinicians who choose the full or partial participation option for MIPS in 2017 pay a $75 registry fee per eligible clinician. There is no registry fee for clinicians who choose the MIPS test option for 2017. Clinicians choosing the test option can submit Improvement Activities and/or Advancing Care Information measures; they cannot include quality measures in their submission.

Get started today
Access your free TMF MIPS Toolbox account at

Once you log in, online guides and “pro tips” will help you navigate the tool’s features and functionality. If you need assistance, your TMF quality improvement consultant is just a call, click or email away.

  • Submit a request for support form.
  • Call (844) 317-7609 or live chat with a consultant Monday through Friday,
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT.
  • Email (practices with 16 or more clinicians in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, and Texas).
  • Email (practices with 15 or fewer clinicians in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, and Texas).

For additional information and resources to support your transition to MIPS, visit