February 25, 2020
The deadline for eligible clinicians to submit 2019 performance year data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is March 31 at 8:00 PM (EDT). All MIPS data must be submitted through the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website using a clinician’s QPP login credentials. Participating clinicians must report their data by the deadline to receive payment increases and to avoid payment reductions in 2021.
Clinicians can check their eligibility status for participation in MIPS using the QPP Participation Status Lookup Tool. While there are eligibility criteria to participate in MIPS, there is no opt-out requirement for clinicians not wanting to participate. Once all data is submitted, CMS will review and calculate final performance scores, and clinicians will receive performance feedback by July 1, 2020. Payment adjustments for the 2019 performance year will go into effect in CY 2021.