The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added many new Quality Payment Program (QPP) resources to the QPP Resource Library:

Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

  • 2021 MIPS Measures and Activities Specialty Guides (ZIP): List samples of measures and activities for the 2021 MIPS performance categories relevant to various eligible specialists. Each guide explains how measures and activities are applicable to the individual specialty, includes the weight of each performance category for the MIPS Final Score, and provides information about submitting data.
  • 2021 Facility-Based Quick Start Guide (PDF): Provides an overview of the process used to assess performance at the facility level for select MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups whose primary healthcare responsibilities take place in hospital settings.
  • 2021 Quality Benchmarks (ZIP): New and updated resources that list and explain the 2021 benchmarks used to assess performance in the quality performance category.

Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

For More Information

Contact the Quality Payment Program at 1-866-288-8292 or by e-mail at: To receive assistance more quickly, consider calling during non-peak hours—before 10 a.m. and after 2 p.m. ET.

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

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