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The Quality Payment Program in 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized several updates to meet the participation requirements for year five (2021) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The QPP comprises two pathways for participation—the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or sufficient participation in an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (A-APM). If you participate via MIPS, your score […]

ONLINE FIRST: What surgeons should know about…Quality Payment Program in 2021

Several finalized requirements for QPP participation in 2021 are identified, specifically the MIPS and APM pathways.

What to expect from the 2020 Quality Payment Program

What to expect from the 2020 Quality Payment Program

The finalized policies for the 2020 QPP are described as is the College’s position on select portions of the final rule, including MIPs Value Pathways, which is a new participation option for 2021.

What to expect from the 2019 Quality Payment Program

What to expect from the 2019 Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updated policies for the 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) as part of the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) final rule issued November 1, 2018.1 This article explores the finalized policies affecting the QPP and the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) positions on select portions of the […]

QPP 2018 MIPS performance category weights

Quality Payment Program year two: Information to help you succeed in 2018

Factors determining MIPS applicability are examined as are 2018 reporting options for the Quality Payment Program.

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—January 2018

This column provides updates on College advocacy and health policy activities, including advanced alternative payment models, Stop the Bleed, the Physician Compare website, and HIPAA guidance on the opioid epidemic.

2017 Performance Category Weights

QPP in 2017: Navigating the transition year

This article outlines the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) components, explains reporting requirements for individuals and groups, and summarizes the transition to MIPS in 2017.

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