Adding a Provider Mid-Reporting Period (MIPS)
When hiring a new provider, you should determine whether they are required to report MIPS, even if your organization is not currently participating. Complete the following steps:
- When you hire a new PT, OT or SLP, check their NPI on the QPP Participation Status lookup tool to determine if they are mandated.
- If you determine the therapist is mandated—and the TIN in which they are practicing is already enabled for MIPS—you can simply enable the therapist yourself in the User Manager. Check out the Provider Setup section of this article for instructions.
- If you determine the therapist is mandated—and the TIN in which they are practicing is not currently enabled for MIPS—you’ll need to purchase a MIPS license for that user. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to obtain a license and complete the administrative enablement step. Then, you can enable the therapist in the User Manager.
Note: The therapist may not know they’re mandated, so always verify their status in the QPP lookup tool.
Learn How to Report MIPS
Once your therapist has been enabled to use MIPS reporting in documentation, they’ll need some instructions on getting started.