If you are a group with 25 or more physicians and anticipate utilizing the CMS Web Interface and/or administer the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for the MIPS survey you have until June 30, 2017 to register. Registration opened on April 1, 2017. To register visit the Quality Payment Program website at https://qpp.cms.gov/learn/about-group-registration
Under the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), groups are defined as a single Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with two or more eligible clinicians, as identified by their National Provider Identifiers (NPI), who have reassigned their billing rights to the TIN. Within the MIPS program eligible Clinicians who participate as a group will be evaluated at a group level across all four MIPS performance categories; meaning the group will receive one payment adjustment based on the group’s performance.
In 2017 only those groups with 25 or more eligible clinicians can register and report on the CMS Web Interface. Those groups who were previously registered for group reporting under the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) via the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) Web Interface have been automatically registered by CMS for the Web Interface for the 2017 performance period. You should cancel your registration if your group currently has fewer than 25 eligible clinicians.
Groups that are included in a Shared Savings Program ACO are not required to register or report; the Shared Savings Program ACO is required to report quality measures on behalf of participating eligible clinicians for purposes of MIPS.
For additional information please access CMS Web Interface Fact Sheet https://qpp.cms.gov/docs/QPP_CMS_Web_Interface_Fact_Sheet.pdf