Quality Payment Program Year 2: An Overview of the Proposed Rule


Jul 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the proposed rule for year two of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) as part of the regulatory requirements under the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).  The proposed QPP rule supports eligible clinicians in improving the health of their patients and increasing care efficiency. It emphasizes high-value care and patient outcomes while minimizing burden on eligible clinicians.  The Program is also designed to be flexible, transparent, and structured to improve over time with input from clinicians, patients, and other stakeholders.

Are there changes from the first year?  What is in year two? What else do you need to know?  These questions along with many others will be answered during this webinar in which HIMSS experts offer an overview with this new proposed rule.

Learning Objectives:

1) Review the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs) programs

2) Compare and contrast the changes to existing programs moving to year two

3) Examine the regulatory impact to clinicians


Jeff Coughlin
Senior Director, Federal & State Affairs
HIMSS North America

Jonathan French
Director, HIS

Pam Jodock
Senior Director, Health Business Solutions
HIMSS North America