CMS Allows Flexibility on
2020 MIPS Reporting


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is allowing Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, “participants to request reweighting of one or more of the program’s performance categories.” Koryn Rubin, the American Medical Association’s assistant director for federal advocacy, said “a physician can request a hardship exemption on just the cost category and the quality category, for example, and only be held accountable for the promoting interoperability and improvement activity categories.” She also stated “physicians, groups and virtual groups can also request a hardship exemption on all four performance categories and, if approved by CMS, be held harmless from a MIPS penalty.” These requests must be submitted to CMS by Feb. 1, 2021. Applicants will be notified via email if their request was approved or denied. 

To learn more about the flexibility for 2020 MIPS reporting, click here to read the article.

Does your practice participate in MIPS? If so, reporting on Clinical Quality Measures are a major part of the formula. With 2021 fast approaching, it’s important to get started tracking your CQMs if you haven’t already.

In October 2020, we hosted a helpful webinar series, highlighting the CQM process and the steps you can take to get started. If you missed any of the webinars, we’ve made them available to watch on-demand at your convenience:

To learn more about how you can get started with our Clinical Quality Measures module, click here to schedule a consultation.