Incentive Programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released the Quality Payment Program (QPP) hardship exception application for the 2017 transition year for eligible clinicians (ECs). This exception may qualify an EC for reweighting their Advancing Care Information (ACI) category to 0% and reallocating the 25% to the Quality category.
In the past few months, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been increasing the number of meaningful use audits for providers who received EHR incentives, to ensure providers met requirements. CMS will conduct two types of meaningful use audits: post-payment and pre-payment. 
To help you prepare for MACRA and MIPs, the new payment system for Medicare Eligible Clinicians (ECs), we’ve put together a few quick facts, FAQs, and industry resources to help guide you through the complicated process.