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Qualifying APM Participant Look-Up Tool Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the results of the first Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) qualifying participants (QPs) determination. Under the Quality Payment Program, eligible clinicians who meet certain criteria are considered QPs in Advanced APMs and excluded from the Merit-based Incentive Payment System quality reporting program. Using a new interactive look-up tool, 2017 Advanced APM participants can look up their QP status based on calculations from claims with dates of service between Jan. 1, 2017, and Mar. 31, 2017, for the first QP snapshot. QPs identified based on the 2017 performance year will receive a 5 percent lump sum Medicare incentive payment in 2019.