QPP Year 2 Final Rule Has Landed!

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule for the Quality Payment Program Program Year 2.

Year 2 of QPP will keep many of the flexibilities from the transition year to help clinicians get ready for Year 3, including:

  • Going slow while preparing clinicians for full implementation in year 3.
  • Providing more flexibility to help reduce your burden.
  • Offering new incentives for participation.

Just like in the transition year, Telligen and other free, hands-on Technical Assistance (TA) is here to help you and your groups participate in the Quality Payment Program!

MIPS Highlights

  • Many of the transition year policies will remain with some minor changes.
  • More Options for Small Practices (15 or fewer clinicians).
  • Gradual Implementation to ensure clinicians are ready for full implementation in Year 3.
  • Policies that address extreme and uncontrollable circumstances for both the transition year and 2018 MIPS performance year.
  • Implementing provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act, some of which will apply to MIPS transition year.
  • Introducing Virtual Groups as another participation option for Year 2.

APM Highlights

  • Policies that more closely aligns the standards that apply to Medicare and Other Payer Advanced APMs.
  • Provisions to increase APM participation.
  • Policies to further reduce burden and simplify the program.

For full details on the final rule for QPP Year 2, click here.


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