November 10, 2017

MS Offers New Quality Payment Program Year 2 Resources

With Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) approaching, CMS has moved its library of Quality Payment Program resources to This will make it easier for clinicians to search and find information on the QPP. Clinicians will be able to search the library for QPP resources by title, topic or year.

Resources include fact sheets, user guides, and other materials to help clinicians successfully participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in 2017.

Other important resources are listed below:

MIPS Data Validation Criteria: Details the criteria CMS will use to audit and validate measures and activities for the 2017 transition year of MIPS for the Quality, Advancing Care Information, and Improvement Activities performance categories.

MIPS Scoring 101 Guide: Offers a deep-dive into scoring for the MIPS performance categories, and how the final score affects payment adjustments.

MIPS Claims Data Submission Fact Sheet: Provides detailed information for clinicians who choose to submit 2017 MIPS data via Claims.

Eligible Measure Applicability Toolkit: Contains information about the Eligible Measure Applicability (EMA) process, which assists clinicians in finding clinically-related measures available for them to submit based on the measure data they’ve chosen to report.