Some Physicians Receive Alterations to 2017 QPP Scores

By Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC
September, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the 2017 Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance scores for some participants. Released in mid-September, the updated feedback will impact Medicare payments in 2019. The scores were changed based on the CMS’ review of several program variables, to include the hardship exceptions for Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances. CMS extended the review deadline to October 15, so please review the accuracy of your scores in the interim. If you need assistance in obtaining or interpreting your scores, contact the QPP Service Center by phone at 866-288-8292 or by email.


Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

About the Author

Elizabeth Woodcock is the founder and principal of Woodcock & Associates. She has focused on medical group operations and revenue cycle management for more than 20 years and has led educational sessions for the Medical Group Management Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, and the American Medical Association. She has authored and co-authored many books. She is frequently published and quoted in national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Family Practice Management, MGMA Connexion, and American Medical News. Elizabeth is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and a Certified Professional Coder. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, she completed a Master of Business Administration in healthcare management from The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.


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