May 19, 2017

New CMS Tool Answers MIPS Eligibility Question

Are you still not sure if you qualify to participate in Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System? If so, you can now get a quick, definitive answer from a web-based application launched May 11 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The MIPS Eligibility Application pops up immediately when you click through to the CMS Quality Payment Program website. With this tool, determining MIPS eligibility requires simply entering a National Provider Identifier (NPI) into the given field and pressing the “Check Now” button.

More radiology-specific information about MIPS eligibility and CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP) can be found on the ACR "Be MACRA Ready" Website or by contacting Laura Pattie ( in the ACR Department of Economics and Health Policy.