Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced several updates that affect accountable care organizations (ACOs). Watch this webcast, or read a summary below, to get an overview of the following updates:
- Performance Year 2019 Quality Payment Program Deadline Extension and Impacts
- Shared Savings Program “Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances” Policy
- Key Waivers for ACO Participants
Quality Payment Program (“QPP”) Extends PY2019 Reporting Deadline
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) Quality Payment Program (“QPP”) has extended the performance year (“PY”) 2019 reporting deadline from March 31st to April 30th. Eligible clinicians participating in the Merit Based Payment Incentive Program (“MIPS”) or the Shared Savings Program (“SSP”) now have additional time to meet the minimum reporting requirement for PY2019. This extension applies to MIPS Quality, Promoting Interoperability (“PI”), Clinical Practice Improvement Activities, and Cost categories; as well as Web Interface quality reporting for the SSP Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”).