CMS Releases CY 2019 MPFS/QPP Final Rule

Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule (CMS-1693-F). The PFS is an annual update of the Medicare payment policies and rates for services provided by physicians and a variety of nonphysician practitioners. These policy changes and payment rates are effective as of January 1, 2019.  It also includes updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and Medicare Shared Savings Program policies.

Be sure to register for our complimentary webinar for additional information and analysis on the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), the two tracks of the QPP. Our team will also discuss updates to the 2019 final rules for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System.

For further details:

  • PFS Final Rule can be accessed here
  • CY 2019 PFS final rule fact sheet can be accessed here
  • CY 2019 QPP final rule fact sheet can be accessed here
  • Register for the McDermottPlus QPP Final Rule webinar here


For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or or Mara McDermott at 202-204-1462,