On January 1, 2017, CMS began a new method for determining Medicare payments to Qualified Health Professionals (QHPs) like physicians and nurse practitioners. Most QHPs are subject to the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) which requires, among other things, the reporting of quality data. Data are usually reported to CMS through Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs).

CMS has approved the US Wound Registry (USWR) as a MIPS registry. A complete list of the USWR wound care measures can be found on the USWR website.

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