The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced a competition to develop an innovative mobile platform to help educate physicians and others about the new Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment system, required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. “One of the most important aspects and challenges of our program is educating and providing outreach to the potential 1.2 million MIPS clinicians,” CMS said. “Feedback we have received from our customers/end users is that they want more real-time information and access to assistance so they can successfully report to our programs.” Initial submissions will be accepted through July 15. A second-phase of the competition will run through Sept. 30, with a winner announced around Oct. 15.