A final rule released in 2018 (PDF) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) detailed final regulations for implementation of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) in 2019. The QPP was created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and creates 2 payment pathways for physicians—alternative payment models (APMs) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

CMS seeks physicians for APM incentive payments

CMS issued the APM incentive payments to QPs but has been unable to locate many. Access a searchable list of unpaid QPs.


Summaries of proposed and final rules

QPP resources

AMA STEPS Forward™

Podcasts: Inside Medicare's new payment model

Listen to industry experts and physician leaders discuss topics such as new payment models and quality reporting in this podcast interview series from ReachMD™ and the AMA. Recent interviews include the following podcasts:

What to do next for QPP

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