QPP Participation Status Tool Now Includes Second Snapshot of 2020 Qualifying APM Participant and MIPS APMs Data

October 16, 2020
Policy Snapshot

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool based on the second snapshot of data from Alternative Payment Model (APM) entities. The second snapshot includes data from Medicare Part B claims with dates of service between January 1, 2020, and June 30, 2020. The tool includes 2020 Qualifying APM Participant (QP) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) APM participation status.

To learn more about how CMS determines QP and the APM participation status for each snapshot, please visit the Advanced APMs webpage on the QPP website.

What Does QP Status Mean?

If you qualify as a QP, this means you are:

  • Eligible for the 5% APM incentive payment
  • Exempt from participating in MIPS

How Do I Check My QP or APM Participation Status?

To view your QP or APM participation status at the individual level:

To check your 2020 eligibility at the APM Entity level:

  • Log into the CMS Quality Payment Program website—learn how by downloading the QPP Access User Guide
  • Browse to the Taxpayer Identification Number(s) affiliated with your entity
  • Access the details screen to view the eligibility status of every clinician based on their NPI