CMS determines first qualifying APM participants for 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has identified the first clinicians eligible to participate in 2018 advanced alternative payment models, based on their participation in qualifying APMs in first-quarter 2017. Clinicians can use an online tool to look up their 2018 participation status, which will be updated soon based on service claims for second-quarter 2017. Qualifying APM participants are excluded from the Merit-based Incentive Payment System quality reporting program for 2017 and will receive a 5% lump-sum Medicare incentive payment in 2019. For more information, see CMS’s factsheets on the Quality Payment Program’s methodology and supplemental service payments.