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.