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Association Comments on Proposed QPP Updates

In an August 21 letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), America’s Essential Hospitals responded to the proposed annual update to the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Proposed updates for calendar year 2018 — year two of the QPP — include changes to existing requirements, as well as clinician flexibility on how to participate in the merit-based incentive payment system’s (MIPS’) default track or as part of an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM).

In its comments, America’s Essential Hospitals recommended that CMS:

  • adopt a facility-based measurement scoring option for the MIPS;
  • risk adjust measures before inclusion in the MIPS;
  • incorporate bonus points for MIPS-eligible clinicians who care for complex patients; and
  • continue to engage stakeholders in development of future models to encourage participation by essential hospitals in Advanced APMs.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Rachel Schwartz is a former policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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