CMS Report on QPP Shows Increasing Involvement

January 6th, 2020 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
Categories:   Medicare   MIPS|PQRS|PQRI  
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On January 6, 2020, CMS released the final data regarding participation in the 2018 Quality Payment Program. The following are some key points from their press release (emphasis added):

These facts seem to indicate that provider involvement in QPP, which includes both MIPS and APMs, is nearly complete. Since almost 98% of providers were above their performance thresholds, it would be also be safe to presume that the learning curve is over since most are reporting correctly and receiving good scores.

I was surprised by the fact that APM participation nearly doubled fro 2017 to 2018. Early CMS estimates for this program indicated that they felt like these numbers would increase and I believe that the results far exceed those early estimates.

For more detailed information, see the link in the References section below.

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