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November 19, 2020

In response to the hardships experienced by clinicians due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is allowing Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians to apply for an exemption for one or more of the MIPS performance categories for Performance Year 2020. This will impact their 2022 MIPS payment adjustments.

With the Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances policy, CMS will reweight one or more MIPS performance categories to 0% for approved applicants. Eligible clinicians can submit applications citing COVID-19 as the...