Lexology April 29, 2020
In response to COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has implemented multiple updates to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (“MIPS”) to relieve clinicians of certain reporting requirements including an extension for the 2019 performance year data submission deadline and the extension of the MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances policy for individual clinicians. These exceptions and extensions are intended to support clinicians fighting COVID-19 on the front lines and remove certain bureaucratic barriers so the health care delivery system can direct its time and resources toward caring for patients.
2019 Data Submission Deadline Extended
With an understanding that the overwhelming nature of patient care during this pandemic has prevented some providers from timely submitting their 2019 performance year...