CMS Released the Year 1 (2017) Quality Payment Program Performance Data infographic which gives breakdowns on who participated, payment adjustments, as well as mean/median scores.
The 2017 performance year for the Quality Payment Program was:
- The first year of the program
- A transition year for many clinicians
- Implemented gradually through “Pick Your Pace”
- Focused on flexibility to reduce participation burden
CMS also recently released the 2019 QPP Final Rule outlining changes to the program for Year 3.
A few key policy changes include:
- Expanding MIPS EC’s to include physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, clinical psychologists, and registered dietitians or nutrition professionals.
- Adding a third element (Number of Services) to the low-volume threshold and an Opt-In option
- Providing Facility-based scoring for certain clinicians to have their Quality and Cost performance category scores based on the performance of the hospital at which they work
- Changes to the Performance categories, specifically the Promoting Interoperability scoring
- High-Level Executive Summary
- Fact Sheet Comparing Year 2 & Year 3 Requirements
- 2019 Quick Start Guide
If you have questions or need assistance, we can help. The Great Plains QIN Quality Payment Program Service Center site houses key resources to better your understanding of the program, contact information for experts that can answer your questions and several avenues in getting technical support. Visit our site or contact a member of our team today to get the answers and assistance you need (free of charge).