Medicare Incentive Payment System Extension - 3/24/20
COVID-19 has caused all of us to adjust to new updates and rapid change to our everyday lives, on an almost hourly basis. With the burden and unprecedented changes on the healthcare industry, CMS is providing relief to clinicians and healthcare facilities regarding quality reporting programs. CMS announced it is granting exceptions from reporting requirements and extensions for clinicians and providers participating in Medicare quality reporting programs with respect to upcoming measure reporting and data submission.
For any clinician or healthcare facility participating in the Medicare Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CMS has granted an extension to the reporting deadline from March 31, 2020 to April 30, 2020. CMS has also taken this a step further and ensured that any clinician or healthcare facility that is participating in the MIPS program but has not submitted any MIPS data by April 30, 2020 will qualify for the automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy. They will receive a neutral payment adjustment for the 2021 MIPS payment year.
CMS will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and provide further guidance for the 2020 MIPS reporting year at a later date. Although CMS has extended the deadline for MIPS attestation, Netsmart is here to ensure a successful attestation.. If you still plan to attest, please run your numbers in CarePathways Measures Reporting and myHealthPointe where necessary. If there are any concerns with your results, please contact Netsmart Support. If you have any questions or are unsure how this impacts you, please contact us via the following email address. We are here to help!
For additional information on CMS’ update regarding the MIPS Incentive Program, or other hospital- based or post-acute based quality incentive payment programs, please click here.