Deadline: Claim Your 5% Medicare Bonus by Feb. 28


If you participated in an advanced alternative payment model (APM) during the 2017 Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance year but haven’t received your 5% APM incentive payment for 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to hear from you. 

The Texas Medical Association has learned that CMS has been unable to disburse the 2019 incentive payment to nearly 3,000 clinicians nationwide because the agency cannot verify their banking information. Nearly 100,000 qualified for the bonus.

TMA encourages physicians who participated in an advanced APM in 2017 and who have not received their incentive payment to check the CMS list of names (pages 2-42), which is arranged in alphabetical order with corresponding National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers. CMS also offers an Excel spreadsheet with the list in this zip file.

If you’re on the list, contact CMS to start the verification process by emailing your name, email address, and NPI to Once CMS receives your information, the agency will email you the secure process for you to provide your banking information.

The deadline to claim your 2019 incentive payment and provide your updated banking information is Feb. 28, so you’ll want to start this process as soon as possible. 

Of note, federal regulations require CMS to disburse APM incentive payments to qualifying participants in one lump sum. Physicians are encouraged to alert their APM administrator and/or other applicable practice staff about this notice to help ensure payment is received.

For complete details, refer to the 2019 Qualifying APM Participants Notice for APM Incentive Payment. For answers to your APM questions, contact the QPP Service Center at (866) 288-8292 or by email at For QPP help, visit the TMA MACRA Resource Center.

Last Updated On

January 21, 2020

Originally Published On

January 21, 2020

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