Quality Payment Program Overview

Signed into law in April 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate formula and combined various quality and reporting programs into one program- the Quality Payment Program. Under the QPP, payments for Medicare Part B services are shifted away from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance. This new Medicare payment program is evolving and providers should expect ongoing changes in the QPP, including expansion of eligible clinicians, in the coming years.

  • Understanding the QPP

    The QPP can appear overwhelming at first glance. To help members advance their knowledge of the program, the Academy offers several key points about the QPP as well as educational resources and support.

  • MIPS 101 for RDNs

    The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is Track 1 of the new Medicare Quality Payment Program which became effective January 1, 2017. RDNs can use this summary to better understand how they fit into MIPS.

  • QPP Webinar: Through the Lens of the RDN

    Brought to you by the Academy's Nutrition Services Payment Committee, this one hour webinar outlines the basics of Medicare’s new payment program, including important information on how RDNs fit into the program.