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  • MIPS 2022—Small Practices Get Some Breaks

    This content is excerpted from EyeNet’s MIPS 2022: A Primer and Reference; also see the Academy’s MIPS hub page.

    While MIPS is burdensome for all MIPS eligible clinicians, it is particularly challenging for solo practitioners and small group practices. With that in mind, the MIPS rules provide small practices with some accommodations (see below).

    What Is a Small Practice?

    A practice is designated as small if it has 15 or fewer eligible clinicians. Simple, right? Not quite. As described in “Small or Large Practice?”, CMS determines how many eligible clinicians are associated with your practice by reviewing claims data from two 12-month time segments (see “MIPS Determination Period”).

    Does CMS think your practice is small or large? You can check online using the  QPP Participation Status tool.

    Accommodations for Small Practices

    Next: Key Dates for Performance Year 2022

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