CMS Streamlines Systems for QPP Data Submission and Access

    By: GUEST on Jan 10, 2019

    If your organization participates in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) or you are a representative of an Alternative Payment Model (APM) reporting data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through the QPP website (such as a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization (ACO)), you can sign into the QPP website to view, submit, and manage your data. As of December 19, 2018, CMS updated and streamlined its systems to deliver better service. 

    CMS is transitioning from the Enterprise Identity Data Management System (EIDM) to the HCQIS Access Roles and Profile System (HARP). This system is used to create identity management accounts and request access to the QPP website. Now, all users and organizations they represent for reporting quality data will manage access and view their MIPS feedback directly through the QPP website.

    This transition does not impact the ability to access legacy program reports, such as the Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) or Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Feedback Reports, available on the CMS Enterprise Portal.

    For those who already have an EIDM account with a role for QPP, transition to HARP will be automatic. No additional action is required. Use of an existing EIDM user ID and password to sign in to the QPP website, will access the same organization(s).

    Moving forward, everyone will manage user ID, password and access to organizations through the QPP website, instead of EIDM. If you need to manage your password, you can do so through HARP, and a link on the QPP sign in page. You can also request authorization to connect to different organizations by signing into the QPP website. For more information on this process, refer to the Connect to an Organization guide in the QPP Access User Guide.

    For those who don’t have an EIDM account that lets you sign into the QPP website, you’ll need to register for a HARP account. For a step-by-step guide to signing up for a HARP account, refer to the Register for a HARP Account guide in the QPP Access User Guide.

    If you currently have a Security Official role for your organization(s), you will now approve requests by signing into the QPP website. This will allow security officials to manage all QPP activities through one, easy-to-use portal. Like staff users, Security Officials can use their existing EIDM user ID and password to sign in to the QPP website—there is no need to create a new account. Learn more about the steps a Security Official needs to take to approve requests through the QPP website in the Security Officials: Manage Access guide in the QPP Access User Guide.

    For More Information download the QPP Access User Guide. Or contact the Quality Payment Program at or 1-866-288-8292 (TTY: 1-877-715-6222).


    Released: January 10, 2019, 10:16 am
    Keywords: Announcements

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