American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

2018 QPP Data Submission Windows Closing Soon

The data submission period for 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance data opened January 2, 2019, and the submission windows will be closing soon. Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data can be submitted through multiple mechanisms, including the QPP portal on the QPP website, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Web Interface, Medicare Part B claims, electronic health records (EHRs), Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs), and Qualified Registries.

Deadlines are determined by which MIPS data submission mechanism surgeons choose for 2018, and are as follows:

  • March 2, 2019: Data submitted via Medicare Part B Claims
  • March 22, 2019, 8:00 pm Eastern time: Data submitted via CMS Web Interface
  • April 2, 2019, 8:00 pm Eastern time: Submission window for all other Performance Year 2018 data submission mechanisms

More information about 2018 data submission can be found on the QPP website and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) QPP 2018 Resource Center. Contact the ACS Quality Affairs team at or 202-672-1517 for more information.