On February 27, 2015, CMS released results from the first year of the value-based payment modifier program, based on physicians’ 2013 quality performance.  Nearly 7,000 physicians practicing in 14 group practices, each with at least 100 eligible professionals, will see an increase in Medicare payments, and 11 groups will experience a decrease in their 2015 payments.  The Report is available here, and a CMS blog post summarizing the results is available here.