HCTTF Provides Input to CMS on CY 2019 QPP and PFS Proposed Updates

The HCTTF supports the goals of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and Quality Payment Program to reward high value, high quality providers through the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and encourage adoption of Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). The Task Force is also pleased to see various recommendations from our CY 2018 QPP proposed rule response incorporated into the 2019 proposed rule. While supportive of CMS’s efforts to reduce burden and encourage broader participation in these programs, we note that some of the proposed changes in this rule would create additional complexity and will require significant bandwidth from organizations to address and fully understand the impact of the proposals as it relates to the transition to value-based payment.

Read the letter for the Task Force comments on the MIPS opt-in proposal, performance threshold, availability of Advanced APMs, payer-initiated determination of Other Payer Advanced APMs, and Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) demonstration.

Read the letter here


Letter submitted on September 10, 2018