Final Rule of Quality Payment Program under MACRA was released

Nov 1, 2016

On October 14, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services issued its final rule with comment period implementing the Quality Payment Program (QPP) that is part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The Quality Payment Program improves Medicare by helping you focus on care quality and the one thing that matters most — making patients healthier. 

You are eligible to participate in the MIPS track of the Quality Payment Program if you bill more than $30,000 to Medicare, and provide care to more than 100 Medicare patients per year, and you are a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist or certified registered nurse anesthetist. There is a new Quality Payment Program website, which explains the new program and help clinicians easily identify the measures and activities most meaningful to their practice or specialty. This tool allows interested clinicians and practice managers to browse and explore the program options that best fit their practice.