On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the display version of the CY 2018 Quality Payment Program final rule, which will be published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2017.  This final rule sets the requirements for participation in the Quality Payment Program for Year 2 (2018).  In its overview of the final rule, CMS states that it kept many of the flexibilities from the transition year to help clinicians get ready for year 3.  For a summary of the changes between Year 1 and Year 2, please see CMS’s final rule overview here.  Comments on the final rule are due January 1, 2018.