Allergists and allergy practices that want to avoid a negative 2024 MIPS payment adjustment need to act fast. You can request a 2022 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception (EUC) due to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), but applications are due January 3 by 8:00 pm ET. If your MIPS EUC Exception is approved, you can skip reporting for MIPS in 2022 and avoid a corresponding 2024 negative payment adjustment. You can apply whether reporting traditional MIPS or the APM Performance Pathway (APP). Be sure to select “COVID-19 PHE” as the reason for the EUC.
How do I Apply?
You must have a Health Care Quality Information System (HCQIS) Access Roles and Profile (HARP) account to complete and submit an exception application on behalf of yourself, or another MIPS eligible clinician, group, virtual group or APM Entity. For more information on HARP accounts, please refer to the Register for a HARP Account document in the QPP Access User Guide (ZIP).
Once you register for a HARP account, sign in to the QPP website, select ‘Exceptions Applications’ on the left-hand navigation, select ‘Add New Exception,’ and select ‘Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception’.
How do I know if I’m approved?
You’ll be notified by email if your request was approved or denied. You can also check the status of your application by signing into the QPP website and navigating to Exceptions. If approved, this information will also be added to your eligibility profile in the QPP Participation Status Tool on a rolling basis. If your application is approved at the end of the performance year, it may not appear in the QPP Participation Status Tool until the submission window is open in 2023.
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