If you’re interested in forming a virtual group for the 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year, you must follow an election process and submit your election to CMS via e-mail between October 1 and December 31, 2018.
CMS has posted the 2019 Virtual Groups Toolkit to help you understand the election process to participate in MIPS as a virtual group in 2019. The toolkit includes:
- 2019 Virtual Groups Overview Fact Sheet – Provides an overview of what a virtual group is, who can participate in a virtual group, how virtual groups collect and submit data, and how virtual groups are scored.
- 2019 Virtual Groups Election Process – Details the two-stage election process for forming a virtual group, and what needs to be included in a virtual group agreement.
- Virtual Group Election Submission E-mail – A sample e-mail that can be used for a virtual group election submission.
- Virtual Agreement Template – A template that can be used to develop a virtual group agreement.