|FREE MEDICARE HELP WITH MIPS|
|CMS has launched a Small, Underserved, and Rural Support|
|initiative to provide free, customized Technical Assistance to|
|clinicians in small practices.|
Technical assistance includes:
|– Understanding general requirements of the MIPS program|
|– Advice on choosing measures|
|– Help in submitting data|
|Based on my experience, these companies are excellent!|
|Each state has a different company providing this technical assistance.|
You can find who to contact by clicking on this link and entering
|your state, or by calling the CMS MIPS Help Desk 1-866-288-8292|
AUTOMATIC MIPS Exception for Performance Year 2020
CMS issued a new directive on 2-25-21 – CMS will apply an AUTOMATIC extreme and uncontrollable circumstances exception (EUC) to the following clinicians for the MIPS 2020 performance year:
- Individual clinicians that haven’t submitted data. If you haven’t submitted data for 2020, then you don’t need to, if you want to avoid a penalty in 2022.
- Individual MIPS eligible clinicians that have submitted data for a single performance category (such as Medicare Part B Claims measures submitted throughout the 2020 performance period).
If you meet either of the above criteria, you will be automatically identified and will receive a neutral payment adjustment(i.e. – no penalty) for the 2022 MIPS payment year. You don’t need to take any additional action!
The automatic exception is welcome news for individual clinicians who are having trouble meeting the requirements of the 2020 MIPS program.
Additional details may be found at https://qpp.cms.gov/resources/covid19 or by calling the QPP Help Desk at 866-288-8292.