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Quality Payment Program Resources for Essential Hospitals

The Quality Payment Program (QPP) is a new approach to physician payment required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

MACRA consolidated into the QPP three physician quality programs: the physician quality reporting system, the Medicare Electronic Health Records Incentive Program for eligible professionals, and the value-based payment modifier.

Under the QPP, eligible clinicians participate in one of two tracks: the default merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) or Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). The QPP’s first performance period began Jan. 1, 2017.

CMS infographic, 2019

General Information

Educational Resources

Upcoming Webinars and Past Presentations

Title Date Registration
Introduction to the Merit-base Incentive Payment System (MIPS) February 9, 2017 Watch recording
2019 Advanced APMs Overview Webinar May 9, 2019 Watch recording
2019 All-Payer Combination Option Overview Webinar May 21, 2019 Watch recording


Quality Payment Program COVID-19 Response

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is implementing multiple flexibilities across multiple performance years for the Quality Payment Program in response to COVID-19. Download the PDF below for more information.

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