Final 2020 MIPS scores now available for review

August 4, 2021

Groups and individual providers who participated in the 2020 MIPS Performance Period may now view their final scores. Participants also now have the option to request a targeted review if they believe any errors were made in calculating their bonus or penalty for the 2022 payment year.

As a reminder, 2020 MIPS participants were required to reach the 45-point performance threshold in order to avoid penalties of up to 9% of their Medicare Part B payments in the corresponding 2022 payment year.

However, due to the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency, CMS offered most participants a pathway to voluntary opt out of the program and receive a neutral score. Because MIPS is a budget neutral program that allows bonuses to be paid to strong performers through penalties withheld from those fail to achieve the performance threshold, this likely means bonuses will again fall far short of the maximum 9% boost.

You can access your 2020 MIPS performance feedback, 2020 final score, and 2022 payment adjustment information by:

  • Going to cms.gov/login
  • Logging in using your HCQIS Access Roles and Profile (HARP) system credentials; these are the same credentials that allowed you to submit your 2020 MIPS data

If you feel any errors were made in the calculation of your score, or if CMS failed to recognize a special status that should have applied to you or your group, participants also now have the option to request a targeted review of their feedback. Requests for targeted reviews will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2021.

You can access your MIPS final score and performance feedback and request a targeted review by:

  • Going to the Quality Payment Program website
  • Logging in using your HCQIS Access Roles and Profile System (HARP) credentials; these are the same credentials that allowed you to submit your MIPS data. Please refer to the QPP Access Guide for additional details.

For 2021 MIPS participation, the performance threshold to avoid a penalty has been set at 60 points. No additional flexibilities or waivers for the ongoing Covid-19 PHE have been announced at this time.

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