CMS has updated the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Participation Status Tool for clinicians to check their final 2018 eligibility status for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Clinicians can enter their individual National Provider Identifier (NPI) here to learn if they are required to report MIPS for 2018. It’s important for them to check their eligibility status now to determine if they must report. MIPS eligible clinicians who do not report MIPS this year will receive an automatic negative 5% penalty on their Medicare Part B payments in 2020.
Not sure if you are required to participate in MIPS for 2018? There are no changes in the "types" of clinicians eligible to participate this year. However, the Low-Volume Threshold was revised to include clinicians who bill more than $90,000 annually in Medicare Part B allowed charges AND provide care to more than 200 Medicare patients. CMS offers providers an easy way to check their individual and group level participation status online.