The 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Experience Report Public Use File (PUF) is now available. This file will allow you to drill down into the details behind the data presented in the previously released 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Experience Report.

As a reminder, the QPP Experience Report includes data regarding participation and performance in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) tracks of QPP during the 2018 performance year. It covers eligibility and participation, reporting options, performance categories, and final score and payment adjustments.

The new PUF provides more details on these data at the TIN/NPI level. You can sort PUF data by variables like clinician type, practice size, scores, and payment adjustments. Using these variables, you can create your own tables to get more details on certain data, such as:

  • MIPS performance category scores among small and rural practices
  • Number of participants reporting each measure and activity
  • Payment adjustments by group size

Please note: Since the PUF provides data at the TIN/NPI level, we have suppressed information on TIN/NPIs with fewer than 11 beneficiaries in 2018 per CMS rules. For that reason, the numbers in the PUF will not match those in the QPP Experience Report.

For More Information

Contact the Quality Payment Program at 1-866-288-8292 by e-mail at: qpp@cms.hhs.gov. To receive assistance more quickly, consider calling during non-peak hours—before 10 a.m. and after 2 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

Customers who are hearing impaired can dial 711 to be connected to a TRS Communications Assistant.

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Healthcentric Advisors
As the New England Quality Payment Program Support Center, Healthcentric Advisors assists New England-based physician and other eligible clinical practices to prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).