To further support clinicians during the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS has extended the deadline for COVID-19 related 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception applications to February 1, 2021.
For the 2020 performance year, CMS will be using the Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances policy to allow MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups to apply requesting reweighting of one or more MIPS performance categories to 0% due to the current COVID-19 public health emergency.
If you have any concerns about the effect of the COVID-19 public health emergency on your performance data, including cost measures, for the 2020 performance period, submit an application now and be sure to cite COVID-19 as the reason for your application.
The MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Application allows you to request one or more performance categories be reweighted to 0%.
Individual Clinicians, Groups, and Virtual Groups
Third Party Intermediaries can apply with permission from the clinician or practice.
You can submit an application to have your MIPS Quality, Cost, Improvement Activities, and/or Promoting Interoperability performance categories reweighted to 0% if:
Now through February 1, 2021. Deadline for CMS to receive 2020 claims for Quality Performance Category: March 1, 2021. Deadline for Submission: March 31, 2021.
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Reference: CMS Exception Application
If you think you might be interested in applying for the MIPS exception and need assistance with the application process, WebsterRogers has a team of dedicated healthcare consultants on standby ready to help.