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.

CMS Releases MIPS Eligibility Tool
You can now use the updated CMS MIPS Participation Lookup Tool to check on your 2018 eligibility for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Click here

Just enter your National Provider Identifier, or NPI, to find out whether you need to participate during the 2018 performance year.

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

Quality Payment Program Blog

  • Submitting Your MIPS Data: Advice for Solo and Small Group Practices

    Submitting Your MIPS Data: Advice for Solo and Small Group Practices

    With the data submission deadline around the corner, understanding the mechanics of how to submit your MIPS data and what documentation you need to retain can be challenging, especially given time constraints for solo practitioners and small group practices. This event will focus on the methods by which you can submit your 2018 MIPS data […]Read More »
  • Focusing on Opioid Safety

    Focusing on Opioid Safety

    Focusing on Opioid Safety Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that life expectancy in the United States has decreased for the second time in three years1,2. This is due in part to increasing rates of opioid overdose deaths. There were more than 70,000 overdose deaths in 2017, the […]Read More »
  • MIPS 2018 Data Submission Period Now Open

    MIPS 2018 Data Submission Period Now Open

    The MIPS 2018 Data Submission Period is Now Open MIPS Eligible Clinicians Can Start Submitting Data for 2018 through April 2 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has officially opened the data submission period for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in Year 2 (2018) of the Quality Payment Program […]Read More »