Important Year-End Deadlines Approaching

Originally published in the December 12, 2018 issue of MGMA’s Washington Connection
Reprinted with permission from MGMA

As 2018 comes to an end, physician practices should be aware of three important quality reporting deadlines that all fall on Dec. 31. First, Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians and groups have until Dec. 31 to apply for the 2018 Promoting Interoperability (PI) Hardship or an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception. The PI hardship exception qualifies approved applicants for a reweighting of their PI performance category score to 0 percent of the final MIPS score. Applications can be submitted based for one of several reasons through the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website, including clinicians in a small practice or clinicians whose EHR technology has been de-certified.

The second year-end deadline is for the Physician Compare preview period. Medical groups and physicians will be able to preview 2017 QPP information prior to when it appears on the Physician Compare website. Lastly, Dec. 31st is the last day to access QRUR and PQRS feedback reports. These reports can be downloaded through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Enterprise Portal.


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