Clinicians interesting in participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) as a virtual group in 2019 can now begin the election process, which must be completed by December 31, 2018.
Clinicians can participate in MIPS as an individual, group, or virtual group. A virtual group is a combination of two or more TINS comprised of the following:
One or more solo practitioners who are eligible to participate in MIPs; OR
One or more groups comprised of 10 or fewer clinicians (groups must include at least 1 MIPS-eligible clinician and each group is considered to be its own TIN); OR
A combination of these two options
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided a Virtual Group Toolkit which includes an agreement template, election e-mail sample, election process fact sheet, and overview fact sheet. Download the toolkit here.
To learn more about virtual groups and determine eligibility, click here.