- First Option: Test the Quality Payment Program. According to CMS, with this option, as long as physicians submit “some data,” including data from after January 1, 2017, physicians will avoid a negative payment adjustment.
- Second Option: Participate for part of the calendar year. Physicians may choose to submit Quality Payment Program information for a reduced number of days, allowing the first performance period to begin later than January 1, 2017 while still qualifying physicians for a small positive payment adjustment.
- Third Option: Participate for the full calendar year. For practices that are ready to go on January 1, 2017 and submit Quality Payment Program information for a full calendar year, physicians could qualify for a modest positive payment adjustment.
- Fourth Option: Participate in an Advanced Alternative Payment Model in 2017.
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