AAFP Releases New Executive Summary on CMS’s Quality Payment Program

The AAFP has created a two-page executive summary of the lengthy proposed rule outlining updates to the 2018 Quality Payment Program. The AAFP is expected to release a comprehensive comment letter to CMS in August. CMS has updated estimates for the number of physicians who are excluded from participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPs) and for the number of physicians who could earn an incentive by participating in an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM).

CMS took several AAFP concerns to heart and, among other changes, revised sections related to virtual group participation and appropriate use criteria.