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

2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) User Guides

These guides provide details on a variety of topics to help clinicians understand the MIPS 2020 performance period requirements. The guides cover the following:

2020 MIPS Measure Specialty Guides

These guides provide a detailed sample of measures and activities for the 2020 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.

All guides posted in 2019 have been updated for the 2020 performance period. Additionally, CMS has finalized the following new guides:

The guides can be found in the QPP Resource Library by using the drop down menu “Resource Type” and sorting by “Specialty Guides.”

2020 CMS Web Interface Quick Start Guide: This guide shares information to help stakeholders understand and report their data via the CMS Web Interface.

2020 Quality Measures List with Telehealth Guidance: This resource provides a list of quality measures that currently include telehealth for the 2020 performance period.

2020 CAHPS for MIPS Approved Survey Vendors: This resource contains the list and contact information of survey vendors who are approved to administer the CAHPS for MIPS Survey for 2020.

For More Information

Contact the Quality Payment Program at 1-866-288-8292 or 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).