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Receive U.S. Medicare Quality Payment Program Email Alerts From CMS

Wednesday, November 16, 2016  
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Subscribe to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Payment Program listserv to receive important reminders about program deadlines. The Quality Payment Program is part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and includes two tracks—Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

MIPS will replace three Medicare reporting programs:

    • the EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use)
    • the Physician Quality Reporting System
    • the Value-Based Payment Modifier

The Quality Payment Program listserv will provide news and updates on:

    • New resources and website updates
    • Upcoming milestones and deadlines
    • CMS trainings and webinars

The Quality Payment Program’s first performance period opens on January 1, 2017 and closes December 31, 2017. Participation in MIPS can start as early as January 1, 2017 or as late as October 2, 2017. The first payment adjustments based on performance go into effect on January 1, 2019.

To subscribe, visit the Quality Payment Program portal and select “Subscribe to Email Updates” in the footer. The Education & Tools page includes program resources to help you learn more about eligibility and how to participate. Note, SIS is not responsible for the content of CMS messages.


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