CMS has always proven to be an authority that speaks in favor of clinicians and address their concerns. Due to the unfortunate situation of the coronavirus outbreak, doctors and other clinicians were facing quite some issues regarding submitting data to CMS.
Either physicians wanted to report individually or via MIPS Qualified registries, the end of this month didn’t seem enough time. CMS has looked into this matter and has kindly extended the date for QPP MIPS 2019 data submission to April 30th, 2020.
With another month in hand, now physicians can report MIPS data within relevant time amidst the COVID-19 stress.
Clinicians or MIPS registries on their behalf, who were unable to report (due to lockdown or high resource consumption to counter with COVID-19), now have time to spare.
Appropriate MIPS 2019 reporting results in a 7% positive payment adjustment in 2021 along with incentives and bonuses (if applicable). Specialty-specific measures catch more score in the end. Document data that states how technology incorporation benefitted your practice and patients. After the submission period, CMS will also provide feedback on the physicians’ performance.