Join CMS for a Webinar on Participation Criteria for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program

Members & Publications


May 1, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 9 at 1:00 PM ET to provide an overview of participation criteria used to determine inclusion in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).

Attendees will learn about:

  • How CMS determines a clinician’s participation status in MIPS at the individual and group level
  • Advanced APMs and criteria for how to become a Qualifying APM Participant (QP)
  • Advanced APMs All-Payer Combination Option
  • APM Scoring Standard benefits for participation in a MIPS APM
  • Checking your participation status for the 2018 Performance Year

CMS will address questions from participants at the end of the webinar, as time allows.

Webinar Details

Title: Participation Criteria for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Time: 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET

Registration Link:

The audio portion of this webinar will be broadcast through the web. You can listen to the presentation through your computer speakers. CMS will open the phone line for the Q&A portion. If you cannot hear audio through your computer speakers, please contact

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.