AAOE Releases Fourth Annual QPP Guidance

Indianapolis, IN - The American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) released it's fourth annual version of its guidance for the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The annual publication is intended to help orthopedic practices understand the complexities of the QPP, including the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (A-APM) track.

New for the 2020 performance period, readers can easily see changes from previous performance period policies with new icons to distinguish a changed policy. This year's guidance also includes new information about the additional attestations required for the Promoting Interoperability performance category as well as the CEHRT standards and certifications that electronic health records (EHRs) are required to meet in order to submit data for this category.

New policies and programs for the 2020 performance period (and beyond) that are covered in the guidance include:

  • MIPS Value Pathways
  • New Data Completeness Thresholds for 2020
  • New Benchmark Calculations for Quality Measures
  • New Quality Measures Supported by the AAOE Empower Registry
  • Quality Measures Removed from the MIPS Program
  • New Cost Measures
  • New Requirements for the Improvement Activities Category
  • New and Removed Improvement Activities

The Medicare Quality Payment Program: Guidance for the 2022 Payment Year is available for download in the AAOE On-Demand Learning Center and is free for AAOE members. Download here.