Washington E-Newsletter

CMS Releases 2022 QPP Participation and Performance Data

  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released national participation and performance data for the Quality Payment Program’s (QPP) 2022 performance year, including data related to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment model (APM) participation. Notable findings include:

  • More than 386,000 participated as qualifying APM participants in 2022, up from 333,658 in 2021;
  • Mean and median MIPS scores were lower than in previous years;
  • Fourteen percent of MIPS-eligible clinicians received a penalty in 2024 (based on 2022 performance), 37% received a positive adjustment and 42% received an exceptional performance bonus (note that 2022 was the last year participants could qualify for this bonus); and
  • More than 85% of neurosurgeons who were eligible to participate in MIPS received a neutral or positive payment adjustment, while 14% received a penalty.

Additional information about 2022 participation/performance data and 2024 payment adjustments is available in the following resources:

In addition, click here for resources related to the 2022 PUF and here for earlier PUFs.