Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception

Certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) is required for participation in the Promoting Interoperability performance category. Under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), you may qualify for a re-weighting of the Promoting Interoperability performance category (to 0%) if you meet certain criteria. You can find the form here.

MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups may submit a Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception Application citing one of the following specified reasons:

  • You’re a small practice
  • You have decertified EHR technology
  • You have insufficient Internet connectivity
  • You face extreme and uncontrollable circumstances such as disaster, practice closure, severe financial distress or vendor issues
  • You lack control over the availability of CEHRT

Lacking CEHRT does not qualify you for re-weighting.