The ACS Quality Payment Program Resource Center helps you navigate the Medicare physician payment system, with basic information about the program, options for participation, and ACS resources available to you.
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. For your convenience, we have compiled reporting information for 2020, 2021, and 2022 participation.
The 2022 QPP offers two pathways: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models.
For 2021, surgeons need to score a total of at least 60 points to avoid a payment penalty in 2023.