Cardiovascular Business June 26, 2020
Cardiologists participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2020 didn’t exactly plan on providing care during a global pandemic. Fortunately, CMS has bent the rules a bit for 2020, providing assistance in the wake of COVID-19.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) summarized the latest on this topic on its website, noting that CMS will not use data collected during the first six months of 2020 when calculating Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs.
In addition, the ACC pointed out, cardiologists who have been hit especially hard by the pandemic can submit an Extreme & Uncontrollable Circumstances Application to...