American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Consumers

Medicare Payment Policy

The complexity and scope of the MACRA law and the new Quality Payment Program it creates present a significant challenge to practicing physicians. ASPS has created these pages to help you learn about Medicare reimbursement and find resources that can help you successfully participate in the new system it has ushered in.

Starting in 2017, Medicare changed how it reimburses physicians. There are two tracks for participation under Medicare's Quality Payment Program (QPP):

The majority of plastic surgeons will participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which scores providers based on their performance in four categories: Quality, Improvement Activities (IA), Promoting Interoperability (PI) and Cost.

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Medicare Proposed/Final Rules for MIPS