Reminder: QPP Exception Applications

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August 27, 2019

The 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Exception Applications for the Promoting Interoperability (PI) performance category and Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) are available on the QPP website.

Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exceptions: If you are participating in MIPS during the 2019 performance year as an individual, group, or virtual group – or participating in a MIPS Alternative Payment Model (APM) – you can submit a QPP Hardship Exception Application for the PI performance category. You must submit an application by December 31 for CMS to reweight the PI performance category to 0 percent.

Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances: MIPS eligible clinicians impacted by extreme and uncontrollable circumstances may submit a request for reweighting the Quality, Cost, and Improvement Activities performance categories. Submit the application by December 31 for the 2019 MIPS performance year.

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.