Last Updated: Apr 4, 2018
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) created the Quality Payment Program (QPP) to change the way the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rewards physicians and non-physician practitioners for quality and value over volume.
As part of the QPP, eligible clinicians (ECs) can participate in one of two tracks:
The goal of these two tracks is to improve beneficiary outcomes, improve data and information sharing, and increase the adoption of Advanced APMs, allowing flexibility for clinicians’ participation.
During 2018, the second year of QPP implementation, most clinicians are expected to participate in MIPS. Check out these steps physicians and practices can take to get ready for MIPS.
Your MACRA-QPP Year 2 Checklist
Find Out Whether or Not You Are Required to Participate
Clinicians must participate if they meet all of the following criteria:
You don’t need to report in 2018 if it’s your first year participating in Medicare Part B.
Choose a Track
Cost data will be collected using administrative claims.
The list of Advanced APMs is updated annually and can be found here.
Learn about MIPS
CMS offers more details on these performance categories here.
Select Individual, Group, or Virtual Group Option
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