December 21, 2016
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released a report on the results from an early implementation review of the Medicare agency’s management of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The OIG reported that as of December 2016, CMS had finalized key policies and engaged in a number of activities related to the implementation of the QPP including:
The OIG concluded, while CMS has made significant progress towards implementing the QPP, two vulnerabilities are critical for CMS to address in 2017:
The report can be downloaded from here.
The QPP was established by CMS to implement the MACRA statute. The QPP has two pathways for Eligible Clinicians participating in Medicare Part B: Advanced APMs or the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. Visit the QPP website for more information.
More information on MACRA can be found at the McDermottPlus MACRA Resource Center.