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Medicare Quality Payment Program (includes COVID-19 update)

    • Medicare Quality Payment Program

      This year marks the fourth year of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). MACRA ushered in a new Medicare payment system, the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which was intended to promote high-value care that yielded lower costs and improved patient outcomes. Consisting of two parts – the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models – the QPP has evolved since the program began in 2017, with CMS releasing updated program rules each fall. The following information provides some highlights of the rules CMS announced for 2020.

      If you are seeking introductory MACRA participation information, visit www.isms.org/MACRA.

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