MIPS eligible clinician
MIPS eligible clinician as identified by a unique billing TIN and NPI combination used to assess performance, means any of the following (except as excluded under 414.1310):
(1) For the 2019 and 2020 MIPS payment years:
(i) A physician (as defined in section 1861(r) of the Act);
(ii) A physician assistant, a nurse practitioner, and clinical nurse specialist (as such terms are defined in section 1861(aa)(5) of the Act);
(iii) A certified registered nurse anesthetist (as defined in section 1861(bb)(2) of the Act); and
(iv) A group that includes such clinicians.
(2) For the 2021 MIPS payment year and future years:
(i) A clinician described in paragraph (1) of this definition;
(ii) A physical therapist or occupational therapist;
(iii) A qualified speech-language pathologist;
(iv) A qualified audiologist (as defined in section 1861(ll)(3)(B) of the Act);
(v) A clinical psychologist (as defined by the Secretary for purposes of section 1861(ii) of the Act);
(vi) A registered dietician or nutrition professional; and
(vii) A group that includes such clinicians.