6. My practice has two locations. One location uses an EHR and the other location uses paper charts. How do I gather the required data for each MIPS category if I am reporting as an individual? First, you will need to determine whether each practice location bills under the same or two different tax identification numbers (TINs). If each location bills under a different TIN, the data you report for MIPS will be respective to each practice location. This is because each NPI/TIN combination is subject to MIPS participation unless one or both NPI/TIN combinations are exempt (e.g., due to the low-volume threshold). You may use the QPP lookup tool to determine whether any TIN you are associated with is exempt from MIPS due to the low-volume threshold. Continuing in 2020, CMS is permitting physicians to report measures and improvement activities using multiple reporting mechanisms and collection types. This provides some flexibility in reporting and submitting your MIPS data to CMS based on what is convenient at the different locations, particularly if both are under the same TIN. Pages Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)1. What happens if I choose not to report any data to MIPS?2. If I decide to participate in MIPS, how will it benefit my practice?3. I’m concerned about patient privacy and confidentiality. Is patient data submitted to MIPS de-identified?4. Do I have a choice on what I want to report for each MIPS category?5. What is the minimum I have to do to avoid the MIPS penalty in 2020?6. My practice has two locations. One location uses an EHR and the other location uses paper charts. How do I gather the required data for each MIPS category if I am reporting as an individual?7. I’m associated with, and bill under, different NPI/TIN combinations, do I have to report data to MIPS under each one/practice?8. If a physician leaves the group reporting in the middle of the year, how does that impact our success? Comments are closed.