MACRA QPP Center

Physicians Advocacy Institute

Frequently Asked Questions Updated for 2020

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3. What is the difference between a QP and PQ?

  1. A QP is a Qualifying Advanced APM Participant – A physician who participates in an Advanced APM Entity and meet QP thresholds, is eligible for the 5% incentive payment, and is exempt from MIPS.

    A PQ is a Partially Qualifying Advanced APM Participant – A physician who participates in an Advanced APM Entity, meets PQ thresholds but does not meet QP thresholds (PQ thresholds are lower than the QP thresholds), is not eligible for the 5% incentive payment, and is exempt from MIPS; but the APM Entity has the option to participate in MIPS to be eligible for a positive payment adjustment.

    Use the CMS APM Lookup tool to determine your status.

    To learn more about QP/PQ determinations, please see the Advanced APM Overview resource.



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