Tag: APMs

LAN Schedules Health Care Transformation Task Force Webinar on January 31

The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) scheduled a webinar to engage with stakeholders on how to accelerate the adoption of two-sided risk alternative payment models (APMs). What: Health Care Transformation Task Force Webi...

Warren, Blunt and Other Members of Congress Request Information from CMMI on Efforts to Address Maternal Mortality

Eight Democratic members of Congress led by Senator Warren (D-Mass) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del) sent a letter to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to request information on the use of alternative payment models (APMs) to tes...

LAN Sets Goal of Tying 100% of Traditional Medicare and MA Payments to Shared Accountability Models by 2025

On October 24, 2019, the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) hosted its annual Summit. The LAN set a new timeline for transitioning to payments tied to shared accountability alternative payment models (APMs) throughout the healthcar...

Secretary Responds to PTAC Recommendations from Sept. and Dec. 2018 Public Meetings

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) established the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) to review and assess physician-focused payment models (PFPMs) based on stakeholder proposals submitte...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

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

  • 2019 CMS Web Interface Fact Sheet

This document provides an ov...

CMS Releases CY 2020 PFS Proposed Rule

On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies (CMS-1715-P), which includes proposals relat...

LAN Launches Roadmap APM Video Series

The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) launched the first chapter in a new educational video series covering select content from the Roadmap for Driving High Performance in Alternative Payment Models (APM). Click here to...

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...

New Resource on the 2019 Qualifying APM Participant Methodology

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new 2019 Qualifying Alternative Payment Model Participants (QPs) Methodology Fact Sheet for the 2019 performance year. This release is specific to participants in Alternative Payments Mo...

Updated eCQM Specifications and Materials for 2020 Reporting Now Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications for the 2020 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals, and the 2020 performance period for Elig...

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 Holds Webinar on Advanced APMs on May 9

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar on Thursday, May 9 from 2 to 3 pm ET to provide an overview of Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), one of the two tracks of the Quality Payment Program. CMS subject mat...

Upcoming Webinar on MIPS APM Scoring Standards on April 24

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on April 24 at 2 pm ET to provide an overview of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System Alternative Payment Models, or MIPS APMs, a type of APM in the Quality Payment Program...

CMS Hosts Webinar on Feb 21: Overview of APMs for 2019 Performance Year

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar on February 21 at 2 pm EST to provide a basic overview of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) for the 2019 Performance Year of the Quality Payment Program. Topics will include: <...