The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) previously published 2021 Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Payment details on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website. To access this information, clinicians and surrogates can now log in to the QPP website using their HARP credentials.

Eligible clinicians who were Qualifying APM Participants (QPs) based on their 2019 performance should have begun receiving their 2021 5% APM Incentive Payments earlier this summer. CMS has posted the 2021 Learning Resources for QP Status and APM Incentive Payment (ZIP) with more details.

APM Incentive Payment Details Available on QPP Website

CMS has taken time to ensure correct payments and information are available during the 2021 payment year. CMS’s process includes verifying eligible clinicians’ Advanced APM participation and the calculation of the APM Incentive Payment.

You can now log in to the QPP website to see the amount and the organization paid for both the 10-digit National Provider Identifier (NPI) and the organization.

What Do I Need to Do in Order to Receive the APM Incentive Payment?

You will not need to do anything to receive your payment, unless CMS is unable to verify your Medicare billing information.

If you have not begun to receive your payment, you should check for your name on this public notice, which indicates that you will need to verify your Medicare billing information. If you do not verify your Medicare billing information by November 1, 2021, then CMS will not be able to issue your APM Incentive Payment. For instructions on how to verify your Medicare billing information, review the public notice.

Questions?

Contact the Quality Payment Program at QPP@cms.hhs.gov or 1-866-288-8292. 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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