KaMMCO & CMS Quality Payment Programs

Volume: 2017

Issue: 11

Date: 11/1/2017

As we near the end of 2017, do you have a clear picture of CMS’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) deadlines ahead in 2018? Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up, and links to the resources you need to be prepared.

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Performance:
The first performance period opens January 1, 2017 and closes December 31, 2017. During 2017, record quality data and how you used technology to support your practice. If an Advanced APM fits your practice, then you can join and provide care during the year through that model.

Send in performance data:
To potentially earn a positive payment adjustment under MIPS, send in data about the care you provided and how your practice used technology in 2017 to MIPS by the deadline, March 31, 2018. In order to earn the 5% incentive payment by significantly participating in an Advanced APM, just send quality data through your Advanced APM.

Feedback:
Medicare gives you feedback about your performance after you send your data.

Payment:
You may earn a positive MIPS payment adjustment for 2019 if you submit 2017 data by March 31, 2018. If you participate in an Advanced APM in 2017, then you may earn a 5% incentive payment in 2019.

KaMMCO understands the massive healthcare transition to QPP that began in 2017 is a considerable area of focus and activity for our members. QPP Resources can be accessed on www.KaMMCO.com or visit CMS’s new QPP resource page at www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Payment-Program/Quality-Payment-Program.html.