• What to do if you haven't received your 2022 APM incentive payment

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published 2022 Alternative Payment Model (APM) incentive payment details on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website. Eligible clinicians can now log in to the QPP website using their HARP credentials to see the payment amounts for them individually (based on their 10-digit National Provider Identifier) and for their organizations. 

    APM participants who qualified based on their 2020 performance should have begun receiving their 5% APM incentive payments earlier this summer. For more details, see the two documents included in this file. You will not need to do anything to receive your payment unless CMS is unable to verify your Medicare billing information. 

    If you have not  received your payment, you should check for your name in the 2022 QP Notice for APM Incentive Payment Zip File on the QPP Resource Library, which indicates CMS needs your Medicare billing information. If you do not verify your billing information by Nov. 1 the agency will not be able to issue your APM incentive payment. The zip file includes instructions on how to verify your information. 

    — Kent Moore, senior strategist for physician payment, American Academy of Family Physicians

    Posted on July 12, 2022, by Kent Moore

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