There are two ways to remove a patient from MIPS participation. You can either disqualify the patient completely or dismiss a case that doesn't qualify, if the person might otherwise qualify.
When to Dismiss a Case
If a patient's region of injury is indicated as "Other" on a complete MIPS Qualification/Pre-Visit Form, the patient's data associated from that case will be excluded from reporting. Meaning, if a patient is marked "Other", no further action is required specific to that case for MIPS compliance. If the therapist would still like to collect outcomes from the patient, they can do so but the data won't be included in MIPS reporting. If the patient returns for another case, another MIPS Qualification Form should be completed.
To do this:
- Pull up the MIPS Qualification - Clinic Form on the patient's account whose case you wish to dismiss.
- Select 'Other' for the answer to the first question, 'What is the patient being seen for?'
- Click 'Complete'.
When to Disqualify a Patient
If a patient is marked as disqualified, the patient will be excluded from MIPS reporting for the year regardless of how many cases they are treated for. No further action is required for the patient for the year if they are identified as disqualified. If the therapist would still like to collect outcomes from the patient, they can do so but the data won't be included in MIPS reporting. Find more information on how to Disqualify a Patient from MIPS Submission here.