CMS is reminding physicians that the data submission period for 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data is now open. MIPS-eligible clinicians who participated in the second year of CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP) have until April 2 to report their 2018 MIPS data. Physicians and other clinicians who aren’t certain if they are eligible to participate in the QPP can check using the QPP Participation Status Tool. Those submitting data should follow these steps outlined by CMS: Go to the QPP website. Sign in with QPP access credentials and submit 2018 MIPS data.