The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced May 9, 2018, that physicians and group practices can now log on to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website to gain access to a new lookup tool to verify their 2018 eligibility for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
After entering their National Provider Identifier (NPI), physicians can use the lookup tool to check their participation status. Group practices can also use it to check the eligibility status of their clinicians and determine if they need to participate in 2018. With differing eligibility rules in 2018, physician statuses may have changed from last year.
The lookup tool is especially valuable because CMS will not notify individual physicians about their eligibility status for 2018, making it crucial that physicians and their groups use it to determine and confirm eligibility status.