Pathologist group practices can now check their eligibility for the 2018 MIPS performance year by using the MIPS Participation Lookup Tool. This CMS tool is available to check 2018 MIPS individual and group reporting eligibility. Since the Participation Lookup Tool is now available, the CMS will no longer send out eligibility letters to physicians in 2018.
In the past, the eligibility look-up tool was only searchable by individual National Provider Identifier (NPI). After groups log into the CMS updated website using Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) credentials, they will be able to see the eligibility status for every clinician in the group and determine who needs to participate in MIPS in 2018.
After logging into the feature using your EIDM credentials, browse to the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) affiliated with your group, and you will be able to access a details screen to see the eligibility status of every clinician based on their NPI and find out whether they need to participate during the 2018 performance year for MIPS.
You can also use the MIPS Participation Lookup Tool to find out whether individual clinicians are eligible for the 2018 performance year without needing to login to the feature. Keep in mind that exempt individual clinicians still will need to report if their group is eligible and chooses to report as a group.