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.
To check MIPS participation status, click here.