The ACS Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Center provides resources to be successful in participating in this Medicare Physician Quality Program, by providing basic information about the program, participation options, and other helpful resources.
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 2021, 2022, and 2023 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.
The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Value Pathways (MVPs) registration window is open for the 2023 MIPS Performance Year until November 30, 2023. MVPs are a new, voluntary pathway for meeting MIPS reporting requirements. Each MVP includes a subset of measures and activities that are related to a specialty or condition. Surgeons should visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS’) MVP Website to review MVPs available for the 2023 Performance Year and determine if the MVP applies to your practice.
Should you determine to participate in an MVP in 2023, CMS recommends identifying the following things prior to beginning MVP registration:
To register, you must complete a form providing all the information for you MVP, the 2023 MVP Registration Form can be found in the 2023 MVP Registration Form and Fact Sheet. Registrations for individual, group, and subgroup participation in MVPs must be submitted by a representative of your practice with the QPP Security Official role, refer to the QPP Access User Guide for information about obtaining a Security Official role for your organization. CMS offers additional resources about MVP registration and implementation:
Surgeons with questions about MVPs or registering for MVPs in 2023 should contact QualityDC@facs.org.