Quality Reporting Relief As A Response to COVID-19

3/24/2020


2019 MIPS Submission Deadline Extended

The 2019 MIPS data submission deadline will be extended by 30 days to April 30, 2020.

If you have already submitted MIPS data or if you submit MIPS data by April 30, 2020, you will be scored and receive a MIPS payment adjustment based on the data you submit.


  • MIPS eligible clinicians who have not submitted any MIPS data by April 30, 2020 do not need to take any additional action to qualify for the automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy. These clinicians will be automatically identified and receive a neutral payment adjustment for the 2021 MIPS payment year. All four MIPS performance categories for these clinicians will be weighted at zero percent, resulting in a score equal to the performance threshold, and a neutral MIPS payment adjustment for the 2021 MIPS payment year.

  • However, if a MIPS eligible clinician submits data on two or more MIPS performance categories, they will be scored and receive a 2021 MIPS payment adjustment based on their 2019 MIPS final score.

CMS is implementing additional extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy exceptions and extensions for upcoming quality measure reporting and data submission deadlines for the following CMS programs:


Hospital Reporting Programs

Deadlines for October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 (Q4) data submission optional.
  • If Q4 is submitted, it will be used to calculate the 2019 performance and payment (where appropriate). If data for Q4 is unable to be submitted, the 2019 performance will be calculated based on data from January 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019 (Q1-Q3) and available data.

  • CMS will not count data from January 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020 (Q1-Q2) for performance or payment programs. Data does not need to be submitted to CMS for this time period.

* For the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program and the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, if data from January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020 (Q1) is submitted, it will be used for scoring in the program (where appropriate).


DHIT will continue to update you on Quality Reporting and how it is every changing from the COVID-19 response. As well, CMS also has up to date information about its programs and response to COVID-19 on the Current Emergencies page.

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