Clinicians Can Now Submit Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Applications

August 8, 2017

The Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for the 2017 transition year is now available on the Quality Payment Program website.

Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPSeligible 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 (e.g., EHR Certification/vendor issues)
  • Lack of control over the availability of Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT)

There 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.

About the Hardship Exception Application Process

In addition to submitting an application via the Quality Payment Program website, clinicians may also contact the Quality Payment Program Service Center and work with a representative to verbally submit an application.

Learn more and submit an application here.

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