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Quality Payment Program

Network Overview

The Quality Payment Program was created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and is a new approach to paying physicians and clinicians who treat Medicare beneficiaries. Under the Quality Payment Program, physicians and clinicians can choose from two payment paths: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or the Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is merging aspects of the Physician Quality Reporting System, the Value Modifier Program and the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program to create MIPS. Beginning in 2019, MIPS will pay eligible physicians and clinicians for providing care based on four performance categories: Advancing Care Information, Improvement Activities, Cost and Quality.

Join the Quality Payment Program Network

Our consultants will work with eligible clinicians to help them transition to MIPS and successfully advance through the program’s performance categories by providing technical assistance, education, outreach and distribution of learning modules. The TMF Quality Innovation Network supports practices with 16 or more clinicians throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas. TMF also works under contract with CMS to assist clinicians in small (15 or fewer clinicians), rural and underserved practices in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas.

We will also support members of our network with quality reporting and identifying opportunities to improve care coordination and performance improvement on measures used in MIPS, which will enable a smooth transition later into the Advanced APMs.

Download this fact sheet (PDF) to learn more about the Quality Payment Program network. To join, create a free account and follow the prompts.

    

                                 

Access your online MIPS Toolbox to help you manage your MIPS measure selection and reporting options, as well as track your performance against national benchmarks and calculate your estimated MIPS score. Click the button below to get started
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Download these resources to learn more about the Quality Payment Program network.

View resources for patients and families.

Contact Us

Complete a Request for Support form and a TMF consultant will contact you within one business day.

Chat live with TMF consultants or call 1-844-317-7609, available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.

Quality Payment Program (practices with 16 or more clinicians):
QualityReporting@tmf.org

QPP – Small, Underserved and Rural Support (practices with 15 or fewer clinicians):
QPP-SURS@tmf.org

Click here to visit CMS' Quality Payment Program website:

 

May 9 QPP Office Hours

Do We Need an EIDM Account?

Register today for the Let's Talk QPP: Office Hours on Wednesday, May 9, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. If you're reporting through an Electronic Health Record vendor or a registry, you can still benefit from having an account for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system. TMF consultants will discuss how to use your EIDM account to review feedback reports, identify attributed beneficiaries and log in to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) data submission portal. All questions about the QPP are welcome.

May 15 Webinar

Succeeding in MIPS: Advice from Peers in Solo & Small Group Practices- I

Register today for this Quality Payment Program webinar on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 10 to 11 a.m. CT. Owners and employees of solo and small group practices will share common challenges and strategies they’ve encountered and explain how to use these insights to prepare for year 2 of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Topics include preparing for the new cost category, setting priorities for MIPS activities in 2018 using reports and data you already possess and more. This is the first of two opportunities to participate in this webinar.

May 17 Webinar

Succeeding in MIPS: Advice from Peers in Solo & Small Group Practices- II

Register today for this Quality Payment Program webinar on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CT. Owners and employees of solo and small group practices will share common challenges and strategies they’ve encountered and explain how to use these insights to prepare for year 2 of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Topics include preparing for the new cost category, setting priorities for MIPS activities in 2018 using reports and data you already possess and more. This is the second of two opportunities to participate in this webinar.

Texas • Arkansas • Missouri • Oklahoma • Puerto Rico