As a reminder, eligible physicians who have never attested to Meaningful Use may apply for the 2017 Eligible Professionals (EPs) Transitioning to MIPS Hardship to avoid a penalty in 2018. This exception form is for EPs who have never successfully attested to Meaningful Use under the EHR Incentive Program and are transitioning to MIPS in Program Year 2017.
EPs may still apply for this hardship if they plan to participate in MIPS under the “Pick Your Pace” option, such as reporting one quality measure, for one patient, and not submitting data on the ACI category.
The deadline for EPs to submit hardship forms for the 2018 payment adjustment, based on the 2016 EHR reporting period, is October 1, 2017. Instructions for EP Transitioning to MIPS Hardship application may be found here.