Apply by Dec. 31 for MIPS Reporting Exceptions
By Ellen Terry


Did your practice face an unusual extreme hardship this year? Do you practice in a rural area with poor internet connectivity?

If so, you could qualify for an exception to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting requirements for the 2019 performance year. The application deadline is Dec. 31. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Quality Payment Program (QPP) provides these exceptions for circumstances out of your control that make it difficult for you to meet MIPS program requirements: 

MIPS-eligible physicians, groups, and virtual groups can apply for either exception. You will be notified by email if your request is approved or denied. An approved exception will be reflected in your eligibility profile on the QPP Participation Status Tool (but may not appear in the tool until the submission window is open in 2020).

Download the 2019 Exceptions FAQs to learn more about these exceptions.

If you have questions, contact the TMA Knowledge Center by email or at (800) 880-7955, or contact the Quality Payment Program at or (866) 288-8292.

Last Updated On

December 17, 2019

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Ellen Terry

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Ellen Terry has been writing, editing, and managing communication projects at TMA since 2000. She hails from Victoria, Texas; has a journalism degree from Texas State University; and loves to read great fiction. Ellen and her husband have two grown sons and a couple of cats.

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