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.
2023 Performance Period
Like in previous years, clinicians can continue to apply for an
exemption from all four MIPS performance categories (Quality, Cost,
Improvement Activities, and Promoting Interoperability performance
categories) until 8 p.m. ET on January 2, 2024.
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 2023
performance period, please go to CMS’ website here.