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Policy Snapshot

April 12, 2024

In response to the Change Healthcare cyberattack in late February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the data submission deadline and reopened the 2023 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances (EUC) Exception Application to provide relief to MIPS-eligible clinicians impacted by this cybersecurity incident. The application will be open for the remainder of the extended data submission period, which closes on April 15, 2024, at 8:00 PM ET.

IMPORTANT: Because CMS reopened the 2023 MIPS EUC Exception Application window in response to the Change Healthcare cyberattack, CMS will only approve applications citing this cyberattack as the basis for requesting reweighting under the MIPS EUC Exception. Any applications submitted for reasons outside of the Change Healthcare cyberattack will be denied. Additionally, any data submitted to CMS will override your application for those performance categories.