CMS unveils 2017 MIPS participation status tool

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is promoting the availability of an interactive tool that will enable physicians to determine if they should participate in the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017.

CMS says that physicians and other applicable health care providers “will participate in MIPS in 2017 if you: [they] bill Medicare Part B more than $30,000 a year and see more than 100 Medicare patients a year.

CMS stresses that, “If you are new to Medicare in 2017, you do not participate in MIPS. You may also be exempt if you qualify for one of the special rules for certain types of clinicians, or are participating in an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM). If you are not in the program in 2017, you can participate voluntarily and you will not be subject to payment adjustments."

CMS also notes that it “recently sent letters in the mail notifying clinicians of their MIPS participation status.”

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Click for CMS QPP website

Click for CMS ‘Am I included in MIPS?’ web page

Click for CMS ‘MIPS Participation Fact Sheet’