There may be circumstances out of your control that make it difficult for you to meet program requirements. To reduce this burden, CMS provide the opportunity to apply for exceptions to meeting MIPS program requirements.
MIPS eligible clinicians, groups and virtual groups can now apply for the 2019 Promoting Interoperability (PI) Hardship Exception or the MIPS Program Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception.
The Hardship Exception application and the MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances application are available on the QPP website to both clinicians and groups and must be submitted by December 31, 2019. CMS will notify you by email if your request was approved or denied. Approval will also be added to your eligibility profile in the QPP Participation Status Tool.
In order to prepare for submitting the application, clinicians and groups should have certain information readily available:
Individual applications: Clinician’s NPI, Group Name and Group TIN
Group application: Group Name and TIN
Virtual group application: VG ID
Submit2CMS team can help you to do necessary documentation and apply for Hardship Exception. Please contact us now.