The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced some needed relief to Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MIPS is the major quality reporting program in Medicare for physicians.
2022 Performance Period
CMS announced on December 29, 2022 that clinicians can continue to apply for an exemption from all four MIPS performance categories (Quality, Cost, Improvement Activities, and Promoting Interoperability performance categories) until March 3, 2023.
Even if you submit an application, you or your group still have the option of submitting data in two or more performance categories and receiving a performance score. If you do choose to submit enough data to receive a score, your exemption is overridden.
For more information on submitting a hardship exemption for the 2022 performance period, please go to CMS’ website here.