2018 CMS Quality Payment Program

June 20, 2017

On June 20, 2017, CMS issued its 2018 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule, which addresses requirements related to participation under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) pathways created under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. Here is a summary of the rule, prepared by Hart Health Strategies, Inc. Please note the Table of Contents and embedded links throughout the summary, which should help you to navigate the rule and easily reference specific sections.

In general, CMS will continue to treat year two of the program as another transition year and largely maintain program flexibility. CMS’ stated goal is to simplify the program, especially for small, independent, and rural practices, while ensuring fiscal sustainability and high-quality care within Medicare.

The AAAAI will be preparing and submitting comments on this proposal. If you have any comments, please contact advocacy@aaaai.org.

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