Certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) is required for participation in the Promoting Interoperability performance category. Under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), you may qualify for a re-weighting of the Promoting Interoperability performance category (to 0%) if you meet certain criteria.
MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups may submit a Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception Application citing one of the following specified reasons:
- You’re a small practice
- You have decertified EHR technology
- You have insufficient Internet connectivity
- You face extreme and uncontrollable circumstances such as disaster, practice closure, severe financial distress or vendor issues
- You lack control over the availability of CEHRT
The Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception Application for Performance Year 2019 will open early summer 2019 and close December 31, 2019.
You’ll be notified by email if your request was approved or denied. If approved, this will also be added to your eligibility profile in the QPP Participation Status lookup tool, but may not appear in the lookup tool until the submission window is open in 2020.
If your application is approved, you do not have to report for the Promoting Interoperability performance category and the category will be re-weighted to 0% of your final score. The 25% weighting of the Promoting Interoperability performance category will be reallocated to the Quality performance category.
Please reach our expert team to get more specific details that may be applicable in your case and know more.
NOTE: If you’re already exempt from submitting Promoting Interoperability, you don’t need to apply for this application.