Medicare Hospital Hardship Exception Application for PY 2018
May 22, 2019
If your hospital did not attest and was unable to meet the Medicare Promoting Interoperability (PI) reporting requirements for the program year (PY) 2018 due to a significant hardship, your hospital may be eligible to submit for a hardship exception. If your facility meets the requirements and can provide proof for a significant hardship, your facility could avoid a negative payment adjustment.
Hardship Exception Application Details
- The application for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) is now available online as a web-based application.
- If an electronic submission is not possible, you may verbally submit your application over the phone by calling the QualityNet Help Desk at (866) 288-8912.
- The eligible hospitals hardship submission deadline is July 1, 2019.
- The CAHs hardship submission deadline is November 30, 2019.
You may want to check out the Medicare PI program hardship exception fact sheet. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website also has more information about payment adjustments and hardship.
Here is the link to all details for the CMS PI program.
If you have any questions or run into issues with any of the promoting interoperability objectives and would like help, please use the “Leave a Reply” section below, or email Patty Kosednar directly with your questions or comments.
Other Resource Links
CMS 2019 PI Requirements
Health Transformation Services (HTS) Quality Reporting Resources
Read all previous PI posts
Mountain-Pacific QPP/Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Blog