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MIPS Reporting - Key Dates and Deadlines to Remember

Posted on January 30, 2020
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It’s that time of year again - the MIPS submission season is upon us! While many clinicians are still completing their 2019 MIPS reporting, the 2020 MIPS performance year has already started. Knowing what to do, and when, throughout the calendar year can save you a lot of headaches when it’s time to report and help you avoid paying any MIPS penalties. We understand that keeping track of important dates for both performance periods can be a challenge, so we have prepared two lists of key dates to mark on your calendars for your 2019 and 2020 MIPS reporting.

MIPS Reporting Dates and Deadlines

*Keep in mind these dates are subject to change, so we will update this blog article throughout the year with any important date changes.

Key Dates for 2019 MIPS Reporting

January  2, 2020

 

CMS submission window opens for the 2019 MIPS performance year.

  • MDinteractive can begin submitting MIPS data to CMS for customers who have completed their reporting.
February 28, 2020

MDinteractive 2019 MIPS submission deadline.

  • We ask that you enter your Quality data (or upload your Quality files) and complete your Promoting Interoperability (PI) and Improvement Activities (IA) attestations by this date to ensure our support staff has sufficient time to review your data and help optimize your MIPS score.  
March 31, 2020

CMS submission window closes for the 2019 MIPS performance year (the date differs for CMS Web Interface and claims-based submissions). 

July 1, 2020

CMS performance feedback for 2019 is available.

  • MDinteractive can assist you in accessing your performance feedback report and interpreting the results.  The performance feedback includes your final MIPS scores and payment adjustment information.  You will be able to use this feedback to make improvements for the new reporting year and optimize your potential Medicare reimbursement.
Summer 2020

CMS targeted review opens.

  • Once your payment adjustment information is available, CMS will allow clinicians and groups to request a targeted review if they believe an error was made with their 2019 performance feedback or MIPS payment adjustment factors.
August 31, 2020

CMS targeted review closes.

  • CMS has noted that targeted review requests must be submitted by the targeted review deadline and decisions are final.
January 1, 2021

Performance year 2019 payment adjustments go into effect.

 

Key Dates for 2020 MIPS Reporting

November 1, 2019

CMS releases the Final Rule for the 2020 MIPS performance year.

  • A summary of the new MIPS reporting requirements for 2020 can be found here.
  • Key changes include increasing the MIPS performance threshold to 45 MIPS points (up from 30 MIPS points in 2019) and increasing the penalty for not reporting MIPS to -9% (up from -7% in 2019).
December 2019

Initial MIPS eligibility for 2020 is available.

January 1, 2020

The 2020 MIPS performance year begins.

  • The 2020 MIPS performance year runs from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
  • MDinteractive customers can begin entering 2020 MIPS data/uploading files into their MDinteractive accounts.
March 31, 2020

The first snapshot for Qualifying Participant (QP) determinations and MIPS Alternative Payment Model (APM) participation is available.

  • QP determinations are available approximately 4 months after each snapshot.  Clinicians can check the CMS Participation Status Tool for updates to their APM status.
April 1, 2020Registration begins for CMS Web Interface and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for MIPS Survey.
Spring/Summer 2020

The CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) Exception Applications window opens.  

  • MIPS eligible clinicians and groups can apply for the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Hardship Exception or the MIPS Program Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception between Spring 2020 and December 31, 2020.
  • Exceptions to meeting the MIPS program requirements will be available to those who meet certain criteria established by CMS.
June 30, 2020 Registration ends for CMS Web Interface and CAHPS for MIPS Survey and the second snapshot for QP determinations and MIPS APM participation is available.
August 31, 2020

The third snapshot for QP determinations and MIPS APM participation is available.

October 3, 2020

Last day to start a 90-day performance period for the MIPS Promoting Interoperability (PI) and Improvement Activities categories.

December 2020

2020 MIPS eligibility is finalized.

  • CMS updates the QPP Participation Status Tool throughout the performance year, but finalizes your MIPS eligibility in December.
  • You can check your MIPS eligibility status directly from your MDinteractive account dashboard.
December 31, 2020

The MIPS 2020 performance year ends and the QPP Exception Applications window closes.

  • Applications for the PI Hardship Exception and the MIPS Program Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception must be submitted.

The fourth snapshot for full TIN APMs (Medicare Shared Savings Program) is available.

January 4, 2021

CMS submission window opens for the 2020 performance year.

  • MDinteractive can begin submitting MIPS data to CMS for customers who have completed their reporting.
February 28, 2021

MDinteractive 2020 MIPS submission deadline.

  • We ask that you enter your Quality data (or upload your Quality files) and complete your PI and IA attestations by this data to ensure our support staff has sufficient time to review your data and help optimize your MIPS score.
March 31, 2021

CMS submission window closes for the 2020 performance year.  The fourth snapshot for full TIN APMs (Medicare Shared Savings Program) is available.

July 1, 2021

CMS performance feedback for 2020 is available.

Summer 2021

CMS targeted review opens.

  • Once your payment adjustment information is available, CMS will allow clinicians and groups to request a targeted review if they believe an error was made with their 2020 performance feedback or MIPS payment adjustment factors.
August 31, 2021

CMS targeted review closes.

  • CMS has noted that targeted review requests must be submitted by the targeted review deadline and decisions are final.
January 1, 2022

Performance year 2020 payment adjustments go into effect.

 

Mark Your Calendars

There are many important dates and deadlines that can impact your MIPS reporting throughout the year. We encourage you to plan ahead and use the information and tools on our website and in your MDinteractive account to keep you organized and help you avoid any MIPS penalties.  Our MIPS specialists are also standing by to help you navigate the MIPS deadlines and answer your questions along the way.

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