Does your practice qualify for a Hardship Exception for a portion of 2017 MIPS scoring? For those who qualify, CMS is reweighting the Advancing Care Information performance category, currently 25% of your total score, to 0%. The 25% weighting is then reallocated to the quality performance category which will now be 80% of your score instead of the original 60%. Examples of those who may qualify are practices that are adopting an electronic health records system (EHR) for the first time or switching to a new EHR platform. For more information and to apply for the Hardship Application, please refer to CMS QPP.