In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, MGMA’s Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Anders M. Gilberg has requested the release of MIPS eligibility information. Specifically looking for notification of current status as “hospital-based” or “non-patient-facing” practices, notification regarding low-volume threshold exemptions, and lists of approved qualified registries for group practices deciding on a reporting solution.
MGMA states that release of this information is essential to the success of participation in the MIPS program. The final rule was issued in November 2016, leaving providers and physician billers a limited timeframe to plan and implement their strategies for MIPS reporting. Now almost three months into the 2017 reporting year, publication of eligibility information is vital to moving forward with these plans.