As a reminder, the 2019 submission deadline for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is on April 30—extended from the original date of March 31 due to the COVID-19 emergency. This news, along with other items such as MIPS credit for clinicians taking part in a COVID-19 clinical trial, is available in CMS’s updated “Quality Payment Program—COVID-19 Response” document.
All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.