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CMS Reopens the MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application for the 2021 MIPS Performance Year in Response to COVID-19

CMS continues to offer flexibilities to provide relief to clinicians responding to the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). We applied the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances (EUC) policy to all individual MIPS eligible clinicians for the 2021 performance period.

Now we’ve also reopened the MIPS EUC application for groups, virtual groups, and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Entities through March 31, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET. (Because of the automatic EUC policy, you don’t need to submit an application for individual clinicians.) Please note that applications received between now and March 31, 2022, won’t override previously submitted data for groups and virtual groups.

MIPS EUC applications citing COVID-19 as the triggering event can be submitted until Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET.

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