CMS Announces Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy To Individual MIPS Eligible Clinicians

Due to the 2019 coronavirus pandemic public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is applying the automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances (EUC) policy to all individual MIPS eligible clinicians for the 2021 MIPS performance year. The automatic EUC policy doesn’t apply to group, virtual group, or APM Entity participation.

GAO Reports On Provider Performance And Experiences Under MIPS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), under which MIPS-eligible providers receive a “final score” based on their performance on four measures (quality, cost, promoting interoperability and improvement activities). Their score is compared to a performance threshold, following which, providers receive a negative, neutral, or positive payment adjustment applied to future Medicare payments.

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