|Quality Payment Program Updates|
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) ended the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) then replaced it with the Quality Payment Program. Remember – the Quality Payment Program has two tracks you can choose: Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) OR the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). AAOS has more information on our website, here: www.aaos.org/MACRA-DeliveryReform/.
If you’re an eligible clinician participating in the Quality Payment Program, you can submit your 2017 performance data using the new feature on the Quality Payment Program website (qpp.cms.gov). The 2017 data submission period was recently extended until Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 8 PM EDT. Once the submission period is closed, CMS will calculate payment adjustments based on your last submission or submission update.
To learn more about the Quality Payment Program data submission system, please review this fact sheet or view any of the following training videos:
- Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Data Submission
- Advancing Care Information (ACI) Data Submission for Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
- Data Submission via a Qualified Clinical Data Registry and Qualified Registry
Eligible clinicians who need assistance with the data submission system may also contact the Quality Payment Program by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free at 1-866-288-8292. To get the latest information from CMS, visit the Quality Payment Program website.