MIPS ELIGIBLE MEASURE APPLICABILITY (EMA) – NEW RESOURCES
If the provider or group submits data on fewer than six quality measures, CMS will conduct an eligible measure applicability (EMA) process to identify clinically related measures the provider or group could have submitted. The EMA analysis applies only if the provider or group submits data through claims or a qualified registry, and if the provider or group submits less than the required quality measures for a program year.
The EMA process uses a clinical relations test to see if the provider or group could have submitted more measures, including outcome and high priority measures, and adjusts the scoring to accurately reflect how the clinical relations test affected the provider's or group's performance.
To learn more about the EMA analysis and how it affects the quality performance calculation and score, visit: