CMS released the highly anticipated Quality Payment Program Year 3 Final Rule for Calendar Year 2019 on November 1st. Numerous changes were made, including expanding the list of eligible clinicians to physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, clinical psychologists, registered dieticians, and nutrition professionals.

“The historic reforms CMS finalized today move us closer to a healthcare system that delivers better care for Americans at lower cost,” said Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar. “Among other advances, improving how CMS pays for drugs and for physician visits will help deliver on two HHS priorities: bringing down the cost of prescription drugs and creating a value-based healthcare system that empowers patients and providers.”

This final rule will impact and shape the Quality Payment Program Calendar Year 2019 and beyond. Join the Kentucky Regional Extension Center on Thursday November 29th for our live webinar. We will explain the major changes to the Quality Payment Program and how they might impact your practice in Program Year 3. Prior to the webinar, consider sending us any questions you have for us to include in the webinar.

Webinar November 29 – QPP Year 3: Final Rule 2019
Thursday November 29 12-1 p.m. ET

PFS/MACRA/Quality Payment Program 2019 Final Rule.
The Year 3 final rule overview fact sheet and executive summary produced by CMS can be found here.

Contact the experts at the Kentucky REC for all your QPP, MIPS, and APM questions. We are here to help. Call us at 859-323-3090.