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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) merged 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 clinicians for providing care based on four performance categories: Promoting Interoperability, Improvement Activities, Cost and Quality.

Join the Quality Payment Program Network

Our consultants work with eligible clinicians to help them report for 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 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

Quality and Cost Workshop

Join the Quality and Cost Workshop to prepare for these two categories of MIPS. This workshop runs Feb. 14 through July 11 and includes an implementation guide and action items, live workshop sessions and individual support as needed. Sign up now.

Quick Links

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:

 

Jan. 23 Office Hours
Let's Talk QPP: Deep Dive Into the 2019 Promoting Interoperability Category

Register today for this webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. With the changes in the Promoting Interoperability category of MIPS, many clinicians and staff are working hard to improve in this category under the new requirements. TMF staff will not only provide an overview of this category, but discuss some of the challenges facing clinicians in 2019.

Jan. 30 Office Hours

Let's Talk QPP: 2018 MIPS Reporting

Register today for this webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. Participants will be guided through preparing to report their 2018 MIPS measures and activities. Topics will include EIDM access, instructions on the use of the QPP Portal to report categories, practice responsibilities when reporting via registry or EHR, and retaining supporting documentation for each category. All questions are welcome.

Feb. 19 Webinar

Submitting Your 2018 MIPS Data: Advice for Solo and Small Group Practices

Register today for this CMS webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. CT. This event will focus on the methods by which you can submit your 2018 MIPS data including the QPP portal, your EHR vendor, and registries. In addition, the event will focus on step-by-step processes you can take to submit your data for each performance category. The event will feature a panel of experts familiar with the range of data submission options available to small group practices and individual clinicians.

Feb. 21 Webinar

Submitting Your 2018 MIPS Data: Advice for Solo and Small Group Practices

Register today for this CMS webinar on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CT. This event will focus on the methods by which you can submit your 2018 MIPS data including the QPP portal, your EHR vendor, and registries. In addition, the event will focus on step-by-step processes you can take to submit your data for each performance category. The event will feature a panel of experts familiar with the range of data submission options available to small group practices and individual clinicians.

Texas • Arkansas • Missouri • Oklahoma • Puerto Rico