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A new approach to paying for medical care that incentivizes quality and value.
According to the law, initially Medicare APMs will include:
Some APMs will qualify as “Advanced APMs." Over time, additional types of Advanced APM options will become available.
Advanced APMs largely involve accepting risk based on the quality and effectiveness of care provided, like in an accountable care organization (ACO). However, Medical Homes (initially as expanded under the CMS Innovation Center—currently there are none) can qualify as an APM without taking on financial risk.
Some APM participants will qualify to receive an additional 5% lump sum payment and a higher fee schedule in future years. For 2018, only participation in the following programs will qualify as Advanced APMs:
Over time, as CMS modifies and expands the criteria, more models will qualify as Advanced APMs. ACP is working to expand the options for advanced APMs, especially so that it will be easier for small practices to participate.
As noted above, an APM is defined as a new approach to paying for medical care through Medicare that incentivizes quality and value. However, not all APMs are “Advanced APMs.” Advanced APMs meet the following criteria:
Check to see if you are a member of any of the following entities that qualify:
A small group of clinicians who participate in Advanced APMs in 2018 will be Qualifying APM Participants (QPs) and will earn a 5% incentive payment in 2020. To be a QP in an Advanced APM, an Eligible Clinician must receive at least 25% of Medicare Part B payments or see at least 20% of Medicare patients through the Advanced APM.
Some clinicians may be in an APM but not be a QP. These clinicians will be in a MIPS APM and receive preferred scoring. Learn more about MIPS APMs.
Physicians who participate in an APM that is not determined to be an Advanced APM will be participants in the MIPS program; however, they will receive favorable scoring under MIPS.
Those that participate in an Advanced APM—i.e., physicians who are QPs—will:
Not all clinicians in an Advanced APM will qualify – they must have a certain number of patients or payments from the Advanced APM. The proposed thresholds are a calculated ratio and increase each year of the program.
Head over to the CMS website to look up your QP status based on calculations from claims during the most recent snapshot period.