The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended to April 3 at 8 p.m. ET the deadline for clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, including those participating in the Advancing Care Information performance category, to submit their 2017 performance data. The deadline had been March 31. For more on the ACI requirements, which relate to electronic exchange of information using certified electronic health records, see CMS’s 2017 resources for the Quality Payment Program. For more on QPP, the new payment program for clinicians under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, visit and