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Register for CMS’ February 21, 2019 Introductory Webinar on Alternative Payment Models in 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019  

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a 101-level webinar on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM ET, which will provide a basic overview of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) for the 2019 Performance Year of the Quality Payment Program. This webinar is open to all interested participants; however, CMS encourages new clinician types, practice support staff, health care organizations, and other stakeholders that may be participating in an APM for the first time in 2019.

During the webinar, CMS subject matter experts will provide information that will help clinicians, care teams, and practice support staff to get started in an APM. These topics include:

  • Background of the Quality Payment Program
  • Advanced APMs, MIPS APMs, and All-Payer Other Payer Combination Options
  • QP Determination and Performance Period
  • APM Scoring Standard
  • Available support

Webinar Details

Title: APMs 101 for the 2019 Performance Year of the Quality Payment Program

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Registration Link:

The audio portion of this webinar will be broadcasted through the web. You can listen to the presentation through your computer speakers. CMS will open the phone line for the Q&A portion. If you cannot hear audio through your computer speakers, please contact

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