The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that 2021 alternative payment model (APM) incentive payment details are now available on the QPP website. After logging in, organizations will be able to see the amount paid for eligible clinicians that achieved qualifying participant (QP) status during the 2019 performance year. Clinicians who were QPs in an advanced APM entity in 2019 should begin receiving a 5% APM incentive payment this month.
No action is required to receive these payments unless CMS is unable to verify a clinician's Medicare billing information. If payment is not received, check the CMS public notice, which indicates the names of clinicians whose billing information could not be verified. Such clinicians will need to verify their Medicare billing information by November 1, 2021, in order to receive their APM incentive payment. For additional information, download CMS' 2021 Learning Resources for QP Status and APM Incentive Payment zip file.