The clock is winding down on the CMS Web Interface, and the reality of mandatory quality reporting via the Alternate Payment Model Performance Pathway (APP) for ACOs in 2022 is setting in. In order for ACOs to develop and execute their APP quality reporting plan in time to avoid catastrophe, it’s imperative to begin evaluating options now.
ACOs, however, have staged a push-back to the APP based on a number of assumptions about their impact on ACO economics, success in reporting, and elements of reporting. A lot of these are simply untrue, based on faulty assumptions about reporting through the APP. For many ACOs without a single EHR (and even some that do), there are misconceptions about registry reporting. These include cost, ease of reporting, accuracy, data currency, and reporting differences.
It’s time to debunk the myths and lay out the reality of reporting via the APP, as well as differentiate between registry and EHR reporting.