Quality Payment Program (QPP) APM Incentive Payment Information

CMS will begin paying the Qualifying Alternative Payment Model (APM) Participant (QP) Incentive Payment for the 2017 performance year of the Quality Payment Program starting in September 2019.

Who Is Eligible to Receive an APM Incentive Payment in 2019?

A clinician is eligible for an incentive payment in 2019 if, during the 2017 QP Performance Period, they:

  • Were an eligible clinician participating in one or more Advanced APMs; AND
  • Met or exceeded one of the following thresholds:
    • Provided professional services through an Advanced APM to at least 20 percent of their patients; OR
    • Received at least 25 percent of their payments for professional services through an Advanced APM.


How can I verify the amount of my 2019 APM Incentive Payment?

Later this fall you will be able to verify your information by going to the QPP portal where you will see the incentive payment amount and the billing NPI for both the NPI and the organization. Visit qpp.cms.gov for this information.


How do I get help or more information?

You can reach the Quality Payment Program at 1-866-288-8292 (TTY 1-877-715-6222), Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM ET or by e-mail at: QPP@cms.hhs.gov.


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