If you are stressing over PY2022 MIPS reporting or missed my email from earlier this year about the March 31st deadline to apply for an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstance Exception, rest easy. Because CMS understands that providers continue to experience circumstances out of their control that make it difficult to meet program requirements, they have once again extended the deadline to apply for exception and in certain circumstances, these exceptions may be applied automatically. Keep in mind that QPP exception guidelines may change each Performance Year (PY) due to policy changes.

Q: Can I Apply for an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception?
A: The MIPS EUC Exception application period for PY 2022 is now available and applications can be submitted through 8 p.m. ET on December 31, 2022. If you believe you have been affected by an extreme and uncontrollable circumstance (such as the PHE triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic), you can apply for this exception whether reporting traditional MIPS or the APM Performance Pathway (APP). Below is a direct link to the exception application page.

https://qpp.cms.gov/mips/exception-applications

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