You are considered an eligible clinician for MIPS 2020 if you are a physician (MD, DO, DDS, DMD, DPM, OD), osteopathic practitioner, chiropractor, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, certified nurse anesthetist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, qualified speech-language pathologist, clinical psychologist, Qualified Audiologist, a Registered Dietitian or a Nutrition Professional. However, just a title doesn’t make you eligible for this program. You must also meet following requirements:
- Bill more than $90,000 annually for Medicare Part B covered professional services
- Provide care for over 200 Medicare Part B patients annually
- Provide 200 or more covered services to Part B Medicare patients.
If you do not meet all three requirements, you are considered a Low-Volume Threshold provider and are exempt from MIPS 2020.
- Even Low Volume Threshold providers may still be eligible to participate in the Quality Payment Program. You can check your participation status on the Quality Payment Program website by visiting: https://qpp.cms.gov/participation-lookup