We are in the home stretch for the 2020 MIPS Reporting year. This has been an exceptional year; your group may be eligible to apply for an exception due to uncontrollable circumstances or a public health emergency (i.e. COVID-19 reduced case volume, which led to reduced quality measures reported). If approved, the exception will allow reweighting of any or all the performance categories.
CMS Exception Application Link: https://qpp.cms.gov/mips/exception-applications#extremeCircumstancesException-2020
It is very important to review and track the following items in these final months:
Action: Access your 2019 MIPS Performance Feedback data using your CMS HARP account credentials and if you believe that there is a discrepancy, request a targeted review by October 5, 2020. ECs and groups can request a targeted review by visiting the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website and logging in with HARP credentials. For more information about how to request a targeted review, review the Targeted Review User Guide.
Action: Utilize your registry dashboard and/or reach out to your group’s quality champion to make sure you are on-track.
Example registries: AQI NACOR, ABG
Action: Review the activities that you attested in 2019 and confirm that they are still available for the 2020 reporting year. It is also very important to collect documentation supporting your attestations to be prepared for data validation or potential audits.
Action: If you are using the AQI NACOR registry, be sure to complete your registration: https://form.jotform.com/93156242924155
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