The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool to include 2018 Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) Qualifying Participant (QP) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) APM status. The tool includes snapshot data from Medicare Part B claims with dates of service from January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018. Later this year, CMS will release and announce the second and third snapshots based on claims between January 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018.
Clinicians with QP status are eligible for the five percent incentive payment and are exempt from MIPS. Clinicians in MIPS APMs are subject to a special scoring standard within MIPS.
For more information on the Quality Payment Program visit the McDermottPlus MACRA Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459, email@example.com or Mara McDermott at 202-204-1462, firstname.lastname@example.org.