What is the Quality Payment Program?

The Quality Payment Program (QPP) was created by means of the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The QPP replaces the sustainable growth rate formula (SGR), which was established in 1997 to control the cost of Medicare payments.

This new program streamlines previous quality reporting programs into one unified Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). It also provides payment incentives to clinicians who participate in Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs).

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