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MIPS reporting and fee schedule

CMS extends 2019 MIPS reporting deadline from March 31 to April 30, 2020, looking at 2020 reporting flexibility

CMS announced March 22 that it is providing extensions for physicians and others participating in various Medicare quality programs. The MIPS and ACO program deadlines to report 2019 data have been extended from March 31, 2020 to April 30, 2020. MIPS-eligible clinicians who have not submitted MIPS data by April 30 will automatically qualify for the extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy and will receive a neutral payment adjustment for the 2021 MIPS payment year. If a clinician or group began submitting data but will not be able to complete it by April 30, 2020 they should submit an application for extreme and uncontrollable circumstance citing COVID-19 to have previously submitted data overridden. Applications must be submitted between April 3 – April 30, 2020. See the CMS FAQ for additional guidance.

The AAD has compiled a list of Improvement Activities members may engage in during the pandemic that would earn them MIPS points.

Explore the Academy’s tools and resources to help you better understand MIPS and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

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MIPS reporting 2020: A step-by-step guide

Access a guide to help you decide whether to participate in MIPS, and how to avoid a penalty and earn an incentive. This efficient, intuitive tool makes choosing your MIPS path much easier.

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MIPS quality measures

Access MIPS measures and QCDR measures for the 2020 reporting year. Review brief summaries of each measure to help you select the ones that best match your practice.

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MIPS Categories

Access the Academy's resources on the four MIPS categories, namely Quality, Promoting Interoperability, Improvement Activities, and Cost.

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Fee schedule

Learn how this year's CMS fee schedule will impact reimbursement. Review impacted codes that are most often used by dermatologists.

2020 MIPS Highlights

Access the Academy's analysis of MIPS updates for the 2020 reporting year, with a focus on changes most important to dermatologists.