CMS Quality Payment Program: Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period Is Coming
The Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period will officially open on November 21, 2022. You can preview your 2021 Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance information before it will appear on clinician and group profile pages on Medicare Care Compare and in the Provider Data Catalog (PDC). You will be able to access the secured preview through the QPP website.
For additional assistance with accessing the QPP website or obtaining your HCQIS Access Roles and Profile (HARP) user role, contact the QPP Service Center at QPP@cms.hhs.gov. You can also use the QPP Access User Guide to learn how to register with HARP.
When the preview period opens, resources will be available on the Care Compare: Doctors and Clinicians Initiative page about the 2021 QPP performance information available for preview as well as the 2020 clinician utilization data that will be added to the PDC.
Please note that Accountable Care Organization (ACO)-level data isn’t available for viewing via the QPP site during the preview period. MIPS-eligible clinicians who participate in Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs can preview their performance information in their 2021 MIPS Performance Feedback. Shared Savings Program ACOs can also review quality performance information in their previously provided 2021 Quality Performance Reports. The list of ACO performance information planned for public reporting will be available on the Care Compare: Doctors and Clinicians Initiative page.
The preview period will close on December 20, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET (5:00 PM PT).
Please note that the 2021 QPP performance information planned for public reporting in 2023 will be added to Care Compare and/or the PDC after all targeted reviews are completed. If you have an open targeted review request, you’ll still be able to preview your 2021 QPP performance information during the Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period.
If you have any questions about public reporting for doctors and clinicians on Care Compare, contact the QPP Service Center at 1-866-288-8292 (Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-8:00 PM ET) or by e-mail at QPP@cms.hhs.gov. To receive assistance more quickly, consider calling during non-peak hours (before 10:00 AM and after 2 PM ET). Customers who are hard of hearing can dial 711 to be connected to a TRS communications assistant.