MIPS Eligible Clinicians Can Start Submitting Data for 2020 through March 31
CMS has opened the data submission period for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in the 2020 performance year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Data can be submitted and updated from 10:00 a.m. EST on January 4, 2021 until 8:00 p.m. EDT on March 31, 2021.
How to Submit Your 2020 MIPS Data
Clinicians will follow the steps outlined below to submit their data:
- Go to the Quality Payment Program webpage.
- Sign in using your QPP access credentials (see below for directions).
- Submit your MIPS data for the 2020 performance year or review the data reported on your behalf by a third party.
How to Sign In to the Quality Payment Program Data Submission System
To sign in and submit data, clinicians will need to register in the HCQIS Authorization Roles and Profile (HARP) system. For clinicians who need help enrolling with HARP, please refer to the QPP Access User Guide.
Note: Clinicians who are not sure if they are eligible to participate in the Quality Payment Program can check their final eligibility status using the QPP Participation Status Tool. Clinicians and groups that are opt-in eligible will need to make an election before they can submit data. (No election is required for those who don’t want to participate in MIPS.)
Small, Underserved, and Rural Practice Support
Clinicians in small practices (including those in rural locations), health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas may request technical assistance from organizations that can provide no-cost support. To learn more about this support, or to connect with your local technical assistance organization, we encourage you to visit our Small, Underserved, and Rural Practices page on the Quality Payment Program website.
Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application
As a reminder, to further support clinicians during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), CMS extended the 2020 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception application deadline to February 1, 2021. For the 2020 performance year, MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups are allowed to submit an application requesting reweighting of one or more MIPS performance categories to 0% due to the current COVID-19 PHE. Please note that any data submitted before or after an application has been approved will be scored.
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