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MIPS Reporting - Key Dates and Deadlines to Remember

Posted on October 1, 2020
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We understand that keeping track of important dates for MIPS reporting can be a challenge, so we have prepared two lists of key dates to mark on your calendars for your 2020 and 2021 MIPS reporting.  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.

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 2020 MIPS Reporting

October 3, 2020Last day to start a 90-day MIPS performance period
for Promoting Interoperability (PI) and Improvement Activities (IA).
  • Guide to attesting to PI.
  • Guide to attesting to IA.
October 5, 2020MIPS 2019 Targeted Review Deadline.
  • If you participated in MIPS in 2019 and believe there is an error with your 2019 final MIPS score and 2021 MIPS payment adjustment factor(s), you should request a targeted review before the CMS deadline of October 5, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
  • CMS has noted that targeted review decisions are final and requests must be submitted before the targeted review deadline.
December 20202020 MIPS Eligibility Finalized.
  • We make it easy for you to check your MIPS eligibility status directly from your MDinteractive account dashboard.
  • Clinicians can also check the CMS Participation Status Tool to view their eligibility status for MIPS in 2020.
December 31, 20202020 MIPS Performance Period Ends.
  • PI Hardship and Exception Applications window closes.
  • Fourth Snapshot for Full TIN APMs (Medicare Shared Savings Program).This snapshot determines which eligible clinicians are participating in a MIPS APM for purposes of the APM scoring standard. Check the Quality Payment Program Participation Tool in March 2021 for updates to your APM participation status.
January  4, 2021

 

CMS submission window opens for the 2020 MIPS performance year.

  • MDinteractive can begin submitting MIPS data to CMS for customers who have completed their reporting.
February 15, 2021MDinteractive 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 date to ensure our support staff has sufficient time to review your data and help you optimize your MIPS score.
March 31, 2021CMS submission window closes for the MIPS 2020 performance year.
July 2021

CMS performance feedback for 2020 will be 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.
August/September 2021

CMS targeted review.

  • 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.
  • Targeted Review Closes 60 days after the release of your payment adjustment information.
  • CMS has noted that targeted review decisions are final and requests must be submitted before the targeted review deadline.
January 1, 2022

Performance year 2020 payment adjustments begin.

 

Key Dates for 2021 MIPS Reporting

November 2020

CMS expected to release the Final Rule for the 2021 MIPS performance year.

  • A summary of the proposed MIPS reporting requirements for 2021 can be found here.
December 2020

Initial MIPS eligibility for 2021 is available.

  • We make it easy for you to check your MIPS eligibility status directly from your MDinteractive account dashboard.
  • Clinicians can also check the CMS Participation Status Tool to view their initial eligibility status for MIPS in 2021.
January 1, 2021

The 2021 MIPS performance year begins.

  • The 2021 MIPS performance year runs from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
  • MDinteractive customers can begin entering 2021 MIPS data/uploading files into their MDinteractive accounts.

 

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.

MIPS Reporting Deadlines MIPS Submission Dates 2020 MIPS Reporting

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