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CMS Publishes Quality Payment Program Fact Sheet

As part of a recent website redesign and release of new resources, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a fact sheet on the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and Quality Payment Program (QPP).

The fact sheet gives a general overview of the MSSP and QPP and explains how the programs work together. It also answers specific questions for providers who participate in either program, including:

  • how the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) determines participation in a shared savings program accountable care organization (ACO);
  • how certain tracks of the MSSP meet advanced alternative payment model criteria under the QPP;
  • how quality data is reported and used to assess MIPS clinicians participating in shared savings program ACOs; and
  • what happens if an ACO does not successfully report their quality measures.

Visit the association’s QPP resource page for new and updated information on the program and its provisions.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

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