CMS to Host National Webinars on the Quality Payment Program this Fall

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be offering webinars and a conference call on the topic of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), covering different aspects of the program; the fall schedule follows.

The QPP, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), is a quality payment incentive program for physicians and other eligible clinicians, which rewards value and outcomes in one of two ways:

  • The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)  
  • Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

The QPP allows clinicians to choose the best way to deliver quality care and participate based on their practice size, specialty, location, or patient population. 


Title: Quality Payment Program Year 2 Overview

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14

Time: 1 – 2:30 pm ET

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Join the webinar to hear CMS policy experts provide an overview of the final requirements for the second year of the QPP. 


Title: CMS Innovation Center Medicare Quality Payment Program Year 2 Final Rule – All-Payer Combination Option

Date: Thursday, Nov. 16

Time: 1 – 2:30 pm ET

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The CMS Innovation Center will host an overview webinar on the Medicare QPP Year 2 final rule, with a focus on the participation of non-Medicare payers through the All-Payer Combination Option. Non-Medicare payers includes Medicaid, Medicare Health Plans, and payers participating in CMS Multi-Payer models. This event is for all CMMI model participants, their partnering providers and the general public. Join the webinar to hear CMS policy experts provide an overview of the All-Payer Combination Option requirements for the QPP.


Title: Virtual Groups Train-the-Trainer

Date: Friday, Nov. 17

Time: 2 – 3 pm ET

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This Train-the-Trainer session will focus on the Virtual Groups provisions included in the Quality Payment Program Year 2 Final Rule. CMS will provide an overview of Virtual Groups and the election process, and address questions from participants.


Title: Quality Payment Program Year 2 Final Rule Call

Date: Thursday, Nov. 30

Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm ET

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Target Audience: Medicare Part B Fee-For-Service clinicians, office managers and administrators; state and national associations that represent healthcare providers; and other stakeholders.

During this call, learn about the QPP Year 2 provisions in the final rule with comment and interim final rule with comment; participants should review the final rules prior to the call. A question and answer session follows the presentation. 

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