Reminder: Upcoming MIPS Important Dates and Deadlines

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind clinicians of important upcoming Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) dates and deadlines in early 2021:

  • January 4, 2021 – 2020 MIPS performance year data submission window opens.

  • February 1, 20212020 Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application period closes for COVID-19 only. Clinicians, groups, and virtual groups who believe they are eligible for this exception may apply, and if approved, will qualify for a re-weighting of one or more MIPS performance categories. CMS will notify applicants via email whether their requests are approved or denied. If approved, the exception will be added to the QPP Participation Status Tool.

  • March 1, 2021 – Deadline for CMS to receive 2020 claims for the Quality performance category. Claims must be received by CMS within 60 days of the end of the performance period. Deadline dates vary to submit claims to the MACs. Check with the MACs for more specific instructions.                                                                                                                                                    
  • March 31, 2021 – 2020 MIPS performance year data submission window closes.

For More Information

To learn more, visit the QPP website and access the following resources:

PAMED members with questions on MIPS deadlines can contact our Knowledge Center at 800-228-7823 or

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