Medicare and Medicaid Services updates to Quality Payment Program announced

On July 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool  based on the first snapshot of Alternative Payment Model (APM) data. The first snapshot includes data from Medicare Part B claims with dates of service between January 1, 2022 and March 31, 2022.  

The tool includes 2022 Qualifying APM Participant (QP) status and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) APM participation status. 

To learn more about how CMS determines QP and the APM participation status for each snapshot, please visit the QPP website

What Does QP Status Mean? 

If you qualify as a QP, this means you are: 

  • Eligible for the 5%  APM incentive bonus; 
  • Eligible for APM-specific rewards; and 
  • Exempt from participating in MIPS

How Do I Check My QP or APM Participation Status? 

To view your QP or APM participation status: 

Learn More 

For more information on APMs, visit the QPP APM webpages. For a comprehensive list of APMs (PDF),  and additional materials, visit the QPP Resource Library