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Some Louisiana Providers Exempt from 2017 MIPS Reporting

December 20, 2017

Some Louisiana Providers Exempt from 2017 MIPS Reporting

Some Louisiana parishes were declared a disaster as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey. The Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy for MIPS in 2017 provides data reporting exceptions for healthcare providers across those affected areas.

This policy applies to MIPS Eligible Clinicians in the following parishes of Louisiana:

  • Acadia
  • Allen
  • Assumption
  • Beauregard
  • Calcasieu
  • Cameron
  • De Soto
  • Iberia
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Lafayette
  • Lafourche
  • Natchitoches
  • Plaquemines
  • Rapides
  • Red River
  • Sabine
  • St. Charles
  • St. Mary
  • Vermillion
  • Vernon

A few things to consider:

  • Affected providers do not have to submit a hardship application for the 2017 performance year
  • The policy only applies to those Eligible Clinicians based on their address on file in the Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS)
  • Eligible Clinicians who do not submit MIPS data will receive a neutral payment adjustment in 2019. Providers who chose to submit data, will receive adjustments based on their performance scores.
  • The policy does NOT apply to Eligible Clinicians in a MIPS APM

Contact LAMMICO Practice Management Specialist, Natalie Cohen, MBA, MHA, at 504.841.2727 or via email at for more information or for a personalized consultation.

This is not legal advice, and is not intended to substitute for individualized business or financial judgment. It does not dictate exclusive methods, and is not applicable to all circumstances.

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