Slow but Steady: CMS Proposes to Simplify and Slow Down the Quality Payment Program Rollout

On Tuesday, June 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Proposed Rule  to continue the rollout of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), an initiative to adjust Medicare payments to eligible clinicians based on the quality and cost of the care they deliver.

The Proposed Rule sets the ground rules for the second year of the QPP, which was created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) to extend and replace Medicare’s earlier value-based physician payment programs. CMS proposes to keep the basic structure of the QPP – requiring clinicians to choose between payment adjustments based on quality and cost of care or participation in an alternative payment model – while making adjustments intended to simplify the program, especially for small, independent, and rural practices.

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