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

Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

  • MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) Development Kick-Off Webinar: These webinar materials provide an overview of MVP development for the 2022 performance year and beyond:

2021 Performance Year

2020 Performance Year

  • 2020 MIPS Opt-In and Voluntary Reporting Election Toolkit (zip): This toolkit describes how to elect to opt-in or voluntary report to MIPS for the 2020 performance year.
  • 2020 MIPS EMA and Denominator Reduction User Guide: This guide provides an overview of the Eligible Measures Applicable (EMA) process and lists related quality measures by clinical topic for both registry and claims data submission.
  • 2020 Data Submission Videos: These videos provide an overview of 2020 data submission and review processes such as how to opt-in as a QPP eligible clinician and a registry, manual attestation of improvement activities and promoting interoperability measures, and file upload and quality scoring.
  • 2020 Data Submission FAQs: This document helps answer frequently asked questions about data submission for the 2020 performance year of MIPS.

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. 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).