CMS Opens Virtual Groups Election Period for MIPS 2019 Performance Year

October 02, 2018


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently opened the annual virtual group election period for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2019 Performance Year.  To participate in a virtual group, participants must follow an election process and submit required information to CMS by December 31, 2018.

Virtual groups are a participation option for certain clinicians under the Quality Payment Program (QPP).  Certain solo practitioners and small groups (with 10 or fewer clinicians) are eligible to participate in virtual groups to participate in MIPS.  The expectation is that virtual groups will help leverage the benefits of participating as a group, reduce burden and improve care coordination.

More information about virtual groups is available here.


For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or or Mara McDermott at 202-204-1462,

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