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Subscribe to the CMS Quality Payment Program Listserv

Wednesday, January 18, 2017  

Questions about MACRA? Sign up for the new CMS Quality Payment Program listserv.

The Quality Payment Program is part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and includes two tracks—Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

MIPS will replace three Medicare reporting programs:

  • EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use)

  • Physician Quality Reporting System

  • Value-Based Payment Modifier

The Quality Payment Program listserv will provide news and updates on:

  • New resources and website updates

  • Upcoming milestones and deadlines

  • CMS trainings and webinars

The Quality Payment Program’s first performance period opens on January 1, 2017 and closes December 31, 2017. Participation in MIPS can start as early as January 1, 2017 or as late as October 2, 2017. The first payment adjustments based on performance go into effect on January 1, 2019. Subscribe to the Quality Payment Program listserv to receive reminders for all of these important deadlines.


To subscribe, visit the CMS Quality Payment Program portal and select “Subscribe to Email Updates” in the footer. CMS's Education & Tools page includes program resources to help you learn more about eligibility and how to participate.

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