American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Welcome to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Center. The Resource Center has been created to help you navigate the new Medicare physician payment system. We are starting at the beginning with basic information about the program, options for participation, and ACS resources available to you. Over time, we will add more information, tips, and other tools to help you maximize your success and minimize your QPP stress. Visit the Resource Center often to check for updates and consider the ACS your partner in this journey.

QPP at a Glance

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 called for major changes in the physician payment system that went into effect in 2017. The QPP continues to advance a policy goal of basing payment on value rather than on volume. There are two pathways for surgeons to participate in the QPP—the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (A-APMs).

We have compiled reporting information for 2017 and 2018 participation in MIPS. Click on a button to access the information most relevant to you.

2018 MIPS Information

2017 MIPS Information