The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) does provide an opportunity for qualifying clinicians and groups to apply for exceptions to meeting the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program requirements. The exception that most likely impacts most MIPS eligible clinicians in Performance Year 2020 is the “Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Application“.
Per CMS, this application allows you to request reweighting for any or all performance categories if you
encounter an extreme and uncontrollable circumstance or public health emergency, such as COVID-19, that is outside of your control. Click HERE to access the 2020 QPP Exception Applications Fact Sheet.
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