In calendar year 2017 and 2018, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and certified registered nurse anesthetist are eligible to participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System program. Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists in private practice are not eligible to participate in MIPS in 2017 and 2018 , but may be added to the program in 2019 by the Director of Health and Human Services.
CMS has released a tool to help clinicians determine if they are eligible to participate in the MIPS program in 2017. Click HERE to access the tool. You will need your National Provider Identifier (NPI) number.
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