November 13, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Quality Payment Program (QPP) participation status tool to include calculations from the second snapshot of Medicare Part B claims data to calculate the Alternative Payment Model (APM) entities threshold scores. The second snapshot includes dates of participation between January 1 and June 30, 2018. The tool includes Qualifying Participant status for Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) APMs. By the end of the year, CMS will release the third snapshot for January 1 to August 31, 2018.