CMS releases 2021 guide to QPP advanced alternative payment models

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a guide to participating in Quality Payment Program advanced alternative payment models in 2021.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act freezes the current payment and patient count thresholds for physicians and other eligible clinicians to qualify for the 5% advanced APM bonus payment in payment years 2023 and 2024. It also freezes the partial qualifying APM participant payment and patient count thresholds at current levels for performance years 2021 and 2022 and payment years 2022 and 2023.

For more on the health provisions of the Act, see the AHA’s December Special Bulletin.