Some Physicians Receive Alterations to 2017 QPP Scores
By Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC
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.
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