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QPP Hardship Exemption Application for 2017 is Now Open (Effects 2019 Payment)


The Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for 2017 is now available on the Quality Payment Program website
MIPS eligible clinicians and groups may qualify for a reweighting of their Advancing Care Information performance category score to 0% of the final score, and can submit a hardship exception application, for one of the following specified reasons:
  • Insufficient internet connectivity
  • Extreme and uncontrollable circumstances
  • Lack of control over the availability of Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT)
form iconThere are some MIPS eligible clinicians who are considered Special Status, who will be automatically reweighted (or, exempted in the case of MIPS eligible clinicians participating in a MIPS APM) and do not need to submit a Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application. 
The application can be submitted electronically via the Quality Payment Program website or clinicians may contact the Quality Payment Program Service Center and work with a representative to verbally submit an application by calling 1.866.288.8292 or TTY: 1.877.715.6222. CMS has not provided an application deadline at this time. Learn more