Updates Coming to the Quality Payment Program in 2020

Quality Payment Program

In the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late last year, several changes were made to the value-based Quality Payment Program (QPP) to simplify the rules for providers. These updates will “impact more than 1 million clinicians eligible for one or both of the QPP’s two performance tracks, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). CMS estimates that 880,000 clinicians will be MIPS-eligible in 2020, and between 210,000 and 270,000 clinicians will achieve Qualifying APM Participant (QP) status in 2020.”

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