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Physician & Practice Timeline®

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The Timeline is a helpful summary of upcoming important dates related to a variety of regulatory, payment, and delivery system changes and requirements.

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Advancing Care Information Hardship Exception Application Now Open

The Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for the Advancing Care Information (ACI) Performance Category is now available on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website. Physicians and groups may qualify for a reweighting of their ACI Performance Category to 0% if they experienced a significant hardship during the 2017 transition year for QPP. More information on eligibility and how to apply are available on the QPP website.

Participate in QPP Feedback Research, Earn $150-200

CMS is offering physicians the opportunity – and $150-200 – to provide feedback on CMS’ efforts to include a streamlined system for administrative staff to manage information for providers and practices on their Quality Payment Program (QPP) website. CMS is looking for physicians or other clinicians who look at Medicare feedback reports as well as administrative staff and office managers who interact with Medicare systems and complete tasks related to Medicare quality data submission. In order to participate, CMS requires that professionals: Be part of a practice with 15 or fewer physicians/health care clinicians; Work for a practice that intends to participate in the Quality Payment Program for 2017; Be familiar with Medicare feedback reports (previously known as QRURs) or plan to review Quality Payment Program feedback.

The feedback sessions will last one hour and will take place either by phone or online meeting platform. Those interested in participating should email Partnership@cms.hhs.gov with the subject line "Participation for QPP Feedback Report Research." A representative from CommunicateHealth (an authorized contractor working for CMS) will follow up.

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