As of 2019, some physical, occupational, and speech therapists are required to participate in Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)—a mash-up of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Meaningful Use (MU), and Value-based Modifier (VM) programs. Others will be able to opt-in, and still others will be excluded from participating at all (except in a voluntary manner that leaves them ineligible to receive the payment incentive or adjustment). Not sure where your practice stands? Take this MIPS quiz to find out. Then, check out our MIPS resources to get yourself up to speed on the ins and outs of Medicare’s latest reporting program (we especially recommend reviewing this blog post on the pros and cons of opting into MIPS). After all, even if you don’t have to participate this year, there’s always next year. (And speaking of next year, according to WebPT President Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC, “even if you’re not eligible to participate based on the initial determination period—you’ll want to continue to monitor your eligibility going forward, especially if you switch practices mid-way through the determination period.”)