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​MIPS: CMS Opens PY 2021 Hardship Exceptions Applications   ​

May 26, 2021 5:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team

Applications are now open for the MIPS Promoting Interoperability Performance Category Hardship Exception and Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception for the 2021 Performance Year.  

Application Deadline: Those interested must submit their applications to CMS by December 31, 2021.   

Who is Eligible for a Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception?   

MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups may submit a MIPS Promoting Interoperability Performance Category Hardship Exception Application whether they’re reporting traditional MIPS or the APM Performance Pathway.  


Exceptions are granted if they:   

  • Doctor in blue scrubs with his colleagues behindAre a small practice;  
  • Have decertified EHR technology;  
  • Have insufficient Internet connectivity; 
  • Face extreme and uncontrollable circumstances such as disaster, practice closure, severe financial distress or vendor issues;  
  • Lack control over the availability of CEHRT.   


NOTE: If you’re already exempt from submitting Promoting Interoperability data, you don’t need to apply.   


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