Physicians participating in MIPS are required to submit measures and attestations to CMS by Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). Physicians may participate either as individuals or as members of a group practice. Regardless of how they participate, physicians or other users should use the Manage Physician Group TINs page for several functions, including

  • Entering Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) information, including effective dates

  • Selecting whether or not to report MIPS data to CMS using the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO)

  • Selecting to which NRDR registries the TIN should be associated, so that QCDR measures are available for reporting to CMS

  • Uploading documentation of their individual or group TINs


Note: For corporate accounts with multiple facilities, the Physician Group TIN must be associated with each subordinate facility ID at which a physician practices. For example, if a physician practices at facility 111111 for the DIR, and also practices at facility 222222 for the CTC, then two Physician Group TIN records would need to be added:

  • Facility ID 111111 for registry DIR

  • Facility ID 222222 for registry CTC


NRDR Manage Physician Group TINs

All users may access this function.


The Manage Physician Group TINs page is available under the Corporate Account Management Operational menu from the ACR NRDR Homepage.


All TINs associated with the current facility are shown upon opening the page. Alternatively, you can use the filter to search for TINs by various criteria.

 


Adding a New TIN

After opening the page, click the Add New TIN button, below the table, to enter a new record.NRDR Manage Physician Group TIN - Add TIN


To define a new TIN record, enter data for each of the fields, as described, below. Required fields are marked with an asterisk. 

*TIN

Enter the physician or physician group TIN, or the TIN used in physician or professional component claims. This number must be exactly nine digits.

*Physician Group

Select the Physician Group with which the TIN should be associated. Use the Manage Physicians Groups page to enter a new group, if needed.

GPRO

Select this item if the TIN should be used for the Group Practice Reporting Option, so that MIPS and QCDR quality measures are reported to CMS for all physicians associated with this TIN.

*TIN Start Date


TIN End Date

Enter the date when the TIN became active. An end date is not required unless there is a specific date for when data should no longer be submitted under this TIN for a given registry.

*Facilities

You can associate a TIN to one or more facilities under the same corporate account ID. Click the drop-down icon and select all facilities for which the TIN should apply.

Note: The facilities in the pick-list are determined by the Physician Group selected, above. If you do not see a particular facility, use the Manage Physicians Group page to associate the facility with an existing group, or create a new group.

NRDR Manage Physician Group TIN - Select Facilities

*Registries

Use the drop-down menu to select the registries with which the TIN is associated. By default, only registries for which the facility is registered are listed. NRDR Manage Physician Group TIN - Select Registries


Click Save to add the new TIN records. New records are created for each unique combination of facility ID, registry, and TIN and are displayed in the table in the middle of the page.


New TIN records are not added to the database until you click the Save button. Consequently, records will be lost if you navigate away from the Manage Physician Group TINs page without clicking the Save button.


Note: You can also add TIN information when uploading new physician records using the bulk-upload process from the Manage Physicians page.



Updating and Deleting TIN Records

To update or delete a TIN record click the appropriate link in the Action column.NRDR Manage Physician Group TIN - Table


You may edit any field except Facilities or Registries. Click the Save button to update the dictionary.



Uploading Documentation

CMS requires the ACR to gather documentation to verify TINs for a sample of participants. To comply with this requirement, you must upload official documentation that clearly displays your TIN, such as a tax document or submitted Medicare claim.


The bottom portion of the Manage Physician Group TINs page displays a table of documents previously uploaded, if any. To upload new documents, click the Choose File button, below the table, select the document from your computer, and then click the Upload button. NRDR Manage Physician Group TIN - Documentation