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)
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.
April 23, 2020 / Article
April 1, 2020 / ResourceAccess data collections sheets for claims-based MIPS reporting for 2020.
February 17, 2020 / ArticleCMS also offers APMs focused on Medicaid beneficiaries. Here are the programs PTs need to know about.
January 21, 2020 / NewsAPTA's Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry has been approved for the fourth year in a row by CMS as a qualified clinical data registry.
January 8, 2020 / ReviewTwo studies of bundled care conclude that, at least for lower extremity joint replacement the models seem to be working.
January 1, 2020 / ResourceAPTA provides details for the different MIPS data collection reporting mechanisms.