CMS announces first year results for Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced that 93 percent of Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians under the Quality Payment Program (QPP) received a positive payment adjustment for their performance in 2017, and 95 percent overall avoided a negative payment adjustment.

Administrator Verma noted that over one million MIPS eligible clinicians will receive a MIPS payment adjustment, either positive, neutral or negative. She also reported of that population, 95 percent of eligible clinicians reported data as either an individual, as a part of a group or through an Alternative Payment Model (APM) and received a neutral payment adjustment or better.

For more information read Verma’s blog and the 2017 Quality Payment Program Performance Year Data infographic.