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CMS Releases 2019 MIPS Performance Reports Impacting 2021 Payment; Submit Targeted Reviews by October 5

2019 MIPS Performance Scores and 2021 Payment Adjustments

On August 5, CMS released 2019 MIPS performance feedback and final scores. If you submitted data for the 2019 performance period, you can view your MIPS performance feedback and final score on the Quality Payment Program website

You can access your 2019 MIPS performance feedback and final score by:

  • Going to cms.gov/login
  • Logging in using your HCQIS Access Roles and Profile (HARP) system credentials; these are the same credentials that allowed you to submit your 2019 MIPS data

If you don’t have a HARP account, please refer to the CMS Register for a HARP Account guide and start the process now. 

Hardship Exemptions

As a reminder, CMS re-opened the extreme and uncontrollable circumstances hardship application for physicians and groups that were not able to submit 2019 data by the submission deadline due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Performance reports reflect these hardships if requested.

Targeted Reviews

If you believe an error has been made in your MIPS payment adjustment factor(s) calculation, you can request a targeted review until October 5, 2020. Targeted reviews can be requested through the QPP website. CMS may require documentation to support a targeted review request that is under evaluation. If the targeted review request is approved, CMS may update your final score and/or associated payment adjustment (if applicable). Targeted review decisions are final and not eligible for further review.

If you need additional assistance, please contact Allison Madson, director of health policy.

(Published 8.5.20)

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