The 2021 MIPS Self-Nomination Period is Now Open

The 2021 MIPS Self-Nomination Period for QCDRs and Qualified Registries is Now Open

As of today, July 1, 2020, the 2021 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Performance Period Self-Nomination period for Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) and Qualified Registries is now open. QCDRs and Qualified Registries are CMS-approved vendors that collect clinical data on behalf of clinicians for data submission. Please note that eligible clinicians wishing to report for the 2021 MIPS performance period via the QCDR or Qualified Registry reporting mechanism do NOT need to nominate themselves. Only entities wishing to participate (and who meet the requirements) as an approved QCDR and/or Qualified Registry need to complete the self-nomination form.

To complete the Self-Nomination Form, log into the Quality Payment Program portal Self-Nomination tool. Two Self-Nomination Forms are available to QCDRs and Qualified Registries:

  • The 2021 Self-Nomination Form is for new vendors or existing-approved vendors who have had remedial action taken against them
  • The 2021 Simplified Self-Nomination Form is for existing approved QCDRs and Qualified Registries in good program standing

Please contact the MIPS QCDR/Registry Support Team (PIMMS Team) at or, if you cannot find your Simplified Self-Nomination Form instead of creating and submitting a new Self-Nomination Form for your organization.

Please ensure that a member of your organization has a Quality Payment Program account with the appropriate associated role.

For More Information

Visit the Quality Payment Program Resource Library to download the 2021 Self-Nomination Toolkit for QCDRs & Qualified Registries and learn more about the QCDR and Qualified Registry self-nomination process for vendors.


Please direct any questions related to the self-nomination process and requirements to the Quality Payment Program:

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