November 16, 2021
2020 QPP Data Preview Period Opens for Doctors and Clinicians
This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened access for doctors and clinicians to view their 2020 Quality Payment Program (QPP) data in a month-long Preview Period. Eligible clinicians (ECs) and their groups can view their profile information and performance data on the QPP website before it is made available to the public on Medicare Care Compare and in the Provider Data Catalog in 2022. The Preview Period will close on December 14, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET.
This period may provide data particularly relevant to anesthesiologists on two measures: “AQI48: Patient-Reported Experience with Anesthesia” and “AQI56: Use of Neuraxial Techniques and/or Peripheral Nerve blocks for Total Knee Arthroplasty.”
ASA recommends that ECs review their profiles and metrics to check for discrepancies before the Preview Period closes. Any errors should be reported to the QPP Service Center at 1-866-288-8292 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET) or by e-mail at QPP@cms.hhs.gov.
Accountable Care Organizations participating in the Shared Savings Program can preview their performance data in their 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Performance Feedback Reports.
For the full guide on how to access the QPP preview period, click here.
For more details on the Quality Payment Program, visit the QPP resource library.
Please contact the Anesthesia Quality Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or the ASA Department of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at email@example.com with any questions.