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MIPS: What You Need to Know About a HARP Account

HARP (HCQIS Access Roles & Profile) replaces the EIDM (Enterprise Identity Management) account on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program portal. The account provides users with a user ID and password to be utilized in the secure identity management portal to access applications like the Quality Payment Program (QPP), Internet Quality Improvement Evaluation System (iQIES) and potentially more in the future.

Practices (and individuals) will need a HARP account to view their Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) feedback, opt-in to MIPS (if applicable), complete and review MIPS submissions as well as provide access to vendors to review the MIPS data or submit on their behalf. If you want to check on your eligibility without using a HARP account, you can do so by searching an NPI (National Provider Identifier Standard) at https://qpp.cms.gov/participation-lookup.

It is important to understand that creating a HARP account toward the end of the year may be more difficult as system delays are expected. The Quality Reporting Engagement Group recommends completing registration as soon as possible.

A registration form can be completed at: https://harp.qualitynet.org/register. The application will ask for your contact information as well as a home address and Social Security number in order to validate your identity through Experian. CMS takes these additional steps to validate your identity seriously because PHI and PII feedback is made available through the portal.

When your HARP account is approved, you will be directed to log in at https://harp.qualitynet.org/login/login. CMS will send you a security code for two-factor identification. You will have the option to receive your code via a text message or phone call. You may want to use your cell phone as the contact number as you may not have access to an office number during the week.

After authentication, you can log into https://qpp.cms.gov to manage your access. Click “Manage Access” on the left side of your screen, then click “Connect to an Organization” in the middle of the next screen.

The first user connecting to a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) will need to be the security official. This user will need to be able to provide the TIN, an individual Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN), and the corresponding individual National Provider Identifier (NPI). All other users who connect to the TIN after the Security Official has the option of choosing a Security Official or Staff User role. The Security Official is responsible for granting all other users access to the application. The difference between a Security Official and Staff User role is that both users are able to access and report MIPS data, but only the Security Official role can manage user access.

If the Security Official has left the practice, practices can contact CMS at 1-866-288-8292 for help. Other resources include:
If you have questions about creating a HARP Account or accessing your data and feedback reports through the QPP portal, or any other category of your MIPS performance process, contact: QREG@intrinsiq.com.