CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

Provides details about the 2019 Annual Call for Measures and Activities process for submitting measures and improvement activities for possible inclusion in QPP.

Details the measure methodology for each of the 8 episode-based cost measures that are new for the Cost performance category in 2019 and provides an overview of the 2019 TPCC and MSPB cost measures that were established for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2018.

This resource answers frequently asked questions about the 2019 Facility-based Preview for select MIPS-eligible clinicians, groups and virtual groups whose primary health care responsibilities take place in hospital settings.

This guide walks payers through the Payer Initiated Submission Form used to submit commercial model requests for other payer Advanced Alternative Payment Model determinations.

More information on the QPP is available on the CMS QPP website.


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