This past Friday morning, October 15, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services released its final rule (with a comment period) on the Quality Payment Program ("QPP"), a part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 ("MACRA").
The QPP has two tracks: the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System ("MIPS") and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model ("APM").
Compared with the proposed rule, the main changes in the final rule include:
- support for small and independent practices
- expansion of APM opportunities
- flexible 2017 reporting options
- a focus on a unified program that supports clinician-driven quality.
CMS launched a new Quality Payment Program website where the final rule, along with educational material, can be found. This website will be a great resource for eligible clinicians as they rollout QPP activities in 2017.
For More Information:
Learn more about the details of the final rule in GE Healthcare Camden Group's webinar: "Chart Your Course for MACRA Success" this Thursday, October 20th. To register for this complimentary webinar, please click the button below.