ASN Pushes for Adjustments to the Quality Payment Program for 2018

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Quality and value care reimbursement: Where is it going in the next couple of years? There has been a great deal of talk and action to move health care from volume-based to value-based reimbursement. Most notable has been the creation of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) to implement the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). The program began this year with Medicare designating 2017 as a transition year with Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) clinicians getting to “pick your pace.” For 2017, the first year, clinicians are only required to