CMS Extends 2022 MIPS EUC Deadline to March 3

On December 29, 2022, as a result of medical associations’ (including ISASS’s) advocacy and outreach, CMS has extended the deadline to file a 2022 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances (EUC) hardship extension until March 3, 2023.

The original deadline was January 3, 2023. If physicians feel they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022, they may file a MIPS hardship exemption with CMS to avoid a 2024 MIPS penalty.

This delay recognizes the toll the pandemic continues to have on physician practices by providing additional time to file a hardship exemption from the 2022 MIPS program. Physicians and practices are encouraged to take advantage of this administrative relief.

For more information on the Quality Payment program and how to file an EUC, please see the CMS website:

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