CMS Add COVID-19 Clinical Trial Participation Improvement Activity to MIPS Quality Payment Program

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) can earn credit in the Merit-based Incentive payment system (MIPS) by attesting to a new COVID-19 Clinical Trials improvement activity based on participation in a clinical trial and reporting information. Clinicians who may earn this MIPS credit include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and others. This comes as the agency has sought to provide regulatory relief for providers hit with COVID-19 cases, including extending deadlines for reporting for various quality programs such as MIPS and the Medicare Shared Savings Program.


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