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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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QPP Participation Status Tool Now Includes Third Snapshot of 2018 Qualifying APM Participants and MIPS APMs Data

CMS has updated its QPP Participation Status Tool based on calculations from the third snapshot of Medicare Part B claims data to calculate the Alternative Payment Model (AMP) entities threshold scores. The third snapshot is for dates of participation between January 1 and August 31, 2018. More information.

Eligible Clinician eCQM Diabetes Measures Webinar

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on January 30, 2019. During this Diabetes measures session, participants will be able to understand the new CQL expression language for Diabetes eCQMs, address the most frequently asked questions and answers for each eCQM and how to follow ongoing information about each measure, and learn about changes to these eCQMs for 2019 MIPS reporting. Register.

Submit Your 2018 MIPS Data

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data submission period is now open for eligible clinicians who participated in Year 2 (2018) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Data can be submitted and updated from January 2, 2019 to April 2, 2019.

To submit your 2018 MIPS data visit the Quality Payment Program website. To log into the QPP, clinicians use the new HCQIS Authorization Roles and Profile (HARP) system. Clinicians that previously had EIDM accounts have been transitioned to HARP and use the same login. New clinicians will enroll with HARP using the QPP Access User Guide.

For more information on submitting data, please visit the 2018 MIPS Data Submission FAQS and the QPP Resource Library.

Summary of 2019 Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Quality Payment Program, and Other Federal Programs Now Available

2018 QPP Performance Data Submission Period Starts January 1st

Both MIPS eligible clinicians and qualified APM participants need to submit all 2018 performance data to CMS by March 31st. Before submitting check your 2018 MIPS eligibility status which was recently updated and may have changed. To find out if you are eligible visit the Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool.

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