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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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Latest Updates

Summary of 2020 Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Quality Payment Program, and Other Federal Programs Now Available

You can now read ACP’s summary and analysis on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Quality Payment Program, and Other Federal Programs at acponline.org.

Deadline to Submit a MIPS Targeted Review Request is 1 Month Away

MIPS eligible clinicians or groups, including APM participants, are able to request CMS to review their performance feedback and final score calculation through a process called targeted review. The deadline to submit your request is September 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM (EDT). We encourage you to review your 2018 MIPS performance feedback (MIPS final score and payment adjustment) on the Quality Payment Program website. The payment adjustment you receive in 2020 will be based on your final score and targeted review decisions are final. For more information, please refer to the 2018 Targeted Review FAQ page or visit the Physician and Practice Timeline.

2018 MIPS Performance Feedback and Final Score Available Now

If you submitted 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data, you can view your performance feedback and MIPS final score on the QPP website. You can also log in using your HCQIS Access Role and Profile (HARP) credentials. If you do not have a HARP account, please use the QPP Access User Guide.

Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool Now Includes First Snapshot of 2019 Qualifying APM Participant and MIPS APMs Data

CMS updated its QPP Participation Status Tool based on the first snapshot of data from Alternative Payment Model (APM) entities. The tool includes 2019 Qualifying APM Participant (QP) and participation status in an Alternative Payment Model that qualifies for the APM scoring standard.

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This service features triggered text alerts aimed at keeping you on top of upcoming deadlines and details related to regulatory, payment, and delivery system requirements. To sign up for these alerts, text ACPtimeline (no space) to 313131 from your mobile phone.