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  • Quality Payment Program SURS Initiative Ending Over the past 5 years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has successfully implemented a technical assistance initiative for clinicians in small practices participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) known as the Small, Underserved, and Rural Support (SURS). This initiative provides free, customized technical assistance to...

  • CMS Publishes 2022 PFS Final Rule for the Quality Payment Program The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule, which includes the final policies for the 2022 performance year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The rule affects traditional MIPS, MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs),...

  • PY 2020 Performance Category Reweighting Requests Due to COVID-19 Will Be Accepted Through 11/29/2021 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all clinicians across the United States and territories, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes that not everyone may have been able to submit an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances (EUC) Exception Application...

  • PY 2020 Performance Category Reweighting Requests Due to COVID-19 Will Be Accepted Through 11/29/2021 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all clinicians across the United States and territories, and  the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes that not everyone may have been able to submit an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances (EUC) Exception Application...

  • MIPS Facility-Based Scoring Isn’t Available for Performance Year (PY) 2021 In response to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) finalized a measure suppression policy in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)/Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) PPS final rule for several...