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Quality Payment Program

We help clinical practices succeed in the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Assistance is free and available immediately.
Created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), QPP is an enhanced approach to paying physicians and clinicians who care for Medicare beneficiaries. It streamlines CENTERS for MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS) quality reporting programs (PQRS, VM and MU) to reward the delivery of high-quality patient care for eligible clinicians or groups through one of two paths: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Alternative Payment Model (APM).

We help eligible clinical practices that participate in Medicare understand QPP reporting measures and requirements, meet performance goals and sustain or enhance reimbursement. Qsource’s Practice Solutions team can help you find the free resources and tools you need to be successful in the QPP, and will provide technical assistance to inform, implement and measure your practice transformation to patient-focused care. End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patient providers can seek assistance through the appropriate ESRD Network.

Small, Underserved and Rural Support (QPP-SURS)
Small practices with 15 or fewer clinicians, including those in rural locations, health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas are a crucial part of the healthcare system. MACRA provides for direct assistance with MIPS through local, experienced organizations.

Qsource can help determine if you qualify for MIPS or another payment program option to maximize your Medicare reimbursement through ongoing education and support in performance data and trends.

Contact us today!

Sign up at Providers.Exchange, our QPP resource center Website for individualized support, events and resources, email TechAssist@Qsource.org, or call us toll-free Monday to Friday at 844-205-5540 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, to connect to the technical assistance you need regardless of practice size or location.

Qsource and our QIN-QIO atom Alliance provide direct assistance to the following:

  • Large practices (16 or more clinicians) in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee
  • Small practices (15 or fewer clinicians) in Alabama and Tennessee

For additional information about program, visit https://qpp.cms.gov or email QPP@cms.hhs.gov.
Contact CMS at 1-866-288-8292 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. ET). TTY users can call 1-877-715-6222.

MIPS Eligibility Tool

Providers Exchange
Quality Payment Program

MIPS Quick Start Guide: Outlines the steps MIPS clinicians need to take between now and March 2018 to prepare for and participate in MIPS, including checking participation status, choosing to participate as an individual or as part of a group, deciding how to submit data, and selecting measures and activities. A printer-friendly version HERE.

CMS has released a web based training course that may be of interest to your small group practices or to your staff working to fully understand QPP.  The Pick Your Pace Web-Based Training Course offers continuing education credit and is available online through the CMS Learning Management System

Quality Payment Program Blog

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    Reporting MIPS as a Group

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    Six Popular MIPS Myths Debunked

    First things first, let’s get a few acronyms straight. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) created the Quality Payment Program, which addresses two tracks: Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs) and the focus of this post, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). When you hear MACRA, MIPS or Quality Payment Program, know […]Read More »
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    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed rule for the Quality Payment Program for 2018. We’ve read the 1,000+ pages, so you don’t have to, and some big changes are coming. However, it is important to note that these changes are provisional until they are included in the final rule […]Read More »
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