Tag: Advanced APM

CMS Begins Distribution of 2019 Advanced APM Bonuses

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they have begun distribution of the 2019 Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) bonuses. The Advanced APM pathway of the CMS Quality Payment Program lets clinicians earn rewards fo...

QPP Training Courses Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering web training courses for providers to learn more about the Quality Payment Program. Courses are offered through the Medicare Learning Network. More information about the training can be...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

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

  • 2018 MIPS Performance Feedback Beneficiary-Level Data Reports Supplement

CMS Updates QPP Resources

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

  • 2019 MIPS Participation and Eligibility Fact Sheet

This factsh...

LAN Summit Registration Open

The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) is holding its 2019 Annual Summit on Thursday, October 24 in Washington DC. Registration is open and an agenda for the event is available. The LAN was created in 2015 by the U.S. Department o...

CMS Responds to ACO Concerns About Smoking Cessation Quality Measure

In response to concerns voiced by Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it will change a tobacco-use quality measure from a pay-for-performance measure to a pay-for-reporti...

2018 MIPS Final Scores Impacting 2020 Medicare FFS Payments Now Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released final scores for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). An eligible group or individual clinician’s performance in the 2018 MIPS program will result in upward, downward or...

BPCI Advanced Update: FAQ Documents Posted

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation recently posted a number of Frequently Asked Questions documents on the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) Model’s website:

  • General FAQs (PDF)
  • Applica...

    CMS Updates QPP Resources

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

    • Participating in QPP Infographic

    Describes how to check your Q...

    CMS Suspends Free Technical Assistance to Large Practices on July 17, 2019

    Since the launch of the Quality Payment Program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided technical assistance to practices to support their participation in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and in Advanced Alt...

    CMS Updates QPP Resources

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

    • 2019 Call for Measures and Activities

    Provides details about t...

    CMS Releases All-Payer Guidance

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is collecting information and documentation to determine whether payment arrangements qualify as Other Payer Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) under the Quality Payment Program. Payers wi...

    New Feature for APM Entities Added to QPP Lookup Tool

    Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) entities can download a list of their clinicians through the Quality Payment Lookup Tool. The QPP Lookup Tool supports the Shared Savings Program, Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations and Comprehensi...

    CMS Releases 2017 Quality Payment Program Experience Report

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2017 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Experience Report with Appendix, which provides a comprehensive overview of the clinician reporting experience during the first year of the Quality...

    HCPLAN Hosts Webinar on APM Roadmap on April 3, 2019

    The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) will host a webinar on April 3, 2019, at 11:30 am ET for its soon-to-be launched Roadmap for Driving High Performance in Alternative Payment Models (APMs). The Roadmap is an interactive, web...

    BPCI Update: Quality Measures Factsheets Now Available

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) has posted factsheets for the seven quality measures selected for use in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced)...

    BPCI Update: CMS Posts Details on Model Years 1 and 2

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) recently posted a number of documents related to the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model (BPCI Advanced). The model,...

    Trade Association Calls on Congress to Eliminate MIPS Exclusions

    On February 4, 2019, the American Medical Group Association, submitted a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi recommending the elimination of exclusions from the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that exempt more than half of eligible clinicians....

    PTAC Recommends an Oncology Alternative Payment Model

    At its December 10, 2018, public meeting, the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) voted unanimously to recommend the proposed “Making Accountable Sustainable Oncology Networks (MASON)” alternative payment model (AP...

    Key QPP Dates and Deadlines

    As 2018 comes to a close, we are approaching key deadlines for the Quality Payment Program (QPP). December 31, 2018

    • Virtual group election closes for Performance Year 2019 for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIP...

      HHS Releases HIPAA RFI

      The Department of Health and Human Services released a request for information (RFI) about how Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules could be modified to further the Secretary’s goal of promoting coordinated care.  The ...