2020 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception and Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception Applications
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all clinicians across the United States and territories. However, CMS recognizes that not all practices have been impacted by COVID-19 to the same extent. For the 2020 performance year, CMS will be using its Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances policy to allow Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups to submit an application 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 pandemic 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 or your application. The deadline is December 31. Learn more.