A variety of programs have been developed to address value-based care payment, including the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP).
Certain PTs in private practice will be required to participate in the QPP program through either the Merit-Based Payment System (MIPS) OR Advanced Alternate Payment Models (APMs) beginning January 2020. Additionally, CMS has proposed to allow certain other PTs and physical therapy practices to opt in to the program, enabling them to earn incentive payments and to prepare for participation in Advanced APMs.
Additional QPP Content
September 7, 2018 / ArticleRecorded webinar - FREE and only offered to APTA members
December 4, 2018 / ArticleThis course provides insights into the New Year based on moving to value-based payment. Recorded webinar. Free to members.
May 30, 2020 / ArticleRecorded webinar from live Q & A (December 4, 2018)
February 26, 2021 / NewsCMS has reopened a window for an exceptions process that allows clinicians to reweight MIPS categories for the 2020 performance year.
January 19, 2021 / NewsThe APTA Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry has been approved as a qualified clinical data registry — an important benefit for PTs in MIPS.
January 1, 2021 / ResourceAPTA provides these data collections sheets and accompanying quick reference sheets to help you with claims-based MIPS reporting in 2021.
December 22, 2020 / ResourceAPTA provides details for the different MIPS data collection reporting mechanisms.
December 8, 2020 / ReviewLike the proposed version, the final rule from CMS keeps the Quality Payment Program mostly as-is.
September 28, 2020 / Article
August 7, 2020 / ReviewThe Quality Payment Program would see mostly minor changes and some shifts to respond to COVID-19-related challenges.
August 7, 2020 / NewsCMS has released its MIPS scores for your 2019 performance, which could affect your payment in 2021.
June 29, 2020 / NewsThe "Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances" exception could allow clinicians to have MIPS performance categories reweighted.