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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

Promoting Interoperability Workshop

Join the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Workshop to prepare for the PI category of MIPS. This 90-day workshop will include 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:

 

Sept. 12 - Nov. 7 Conference

Register today to attend the Oklahoma Health Care Quality Improvement Conference, hosted by TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) in Oklahoma. The TMF QIN-QIO is hosting four free, in-person conference events throughout Oklahoma between September and November 2018. Health care professionals, community partners and others interested in health care quality improvement in Oklahoma are invited. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn free continuing education credits.

CMS Office Hours

Performance Feedback and Targeted Review

Register today for this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office Hours webinar. Presenters will provide a brief overview of performance feedback and targeted review, including the 2017 review of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and some helpful resources that are available.

Tuesday, July 31, 11 a.m. to noon CT

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1 to 2 p.m. CT

Aug. 14 Webinar

How to Maximize your EHR use to Succeed in MIPS, Part 1

Register today for this webinar Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CT. This presentation is intended for solo and small group specialty practices. Topics include how to use the electronic health record (EHR) to achieve a better Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) score, streamline workflows with your EHR, get the support you need from your vendor and more. This is the first of two opportunities to attend this webinar.

Aug. 16 Webinar

How to Maximize your EHR use to Succeed in MIPS, Part 2

Register today for this webinar Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, from 10 to 11 a.m. CT. This presentation is intended for solo and small group specialty practices. Topics include how to use the electronic health record (EHR) to achieve a better Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) score, streamline workflows with your EHR, get the support you need from your vendor and more. This is the last opportunity to attend this webinar.

Aug. 22 Office Hours
Let's Talk QPP: Health Information Exchange and 2017 Targeted Review
Register today for the Let's Talk QPP Office Hours webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. The Health Information Exchange (HIE) measures are challenging to many MIPS clinicians. Tune in to this session to learn how to connect to report this measure and how to improve your MIPS HIE score. Also, learn how to access your 2017 MIPS scores on the QPP portal and how to submit a targeted review if there is a discrepancy.

Aug. 28 Webinar
Resources for MIPS + 2017 Targeted Review (Evening)
Register today for this webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT. TMF consultants will demonstrate MIPS resources available from CMS, as well as the TMF Learning and Action Network. Also, learn how to access your 2017 MIPS scores on the QPP portal and how to submit a targeted review if there is a discrepancy. All questions are welcome.
Oct. 11 Webinar

The Role of Data in the Opioid Crisis

Register today to attend this webinar on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon, hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Webinar attendees will explore existing data resources to help understand opioid prescription practices and drive improvements, identify best-practice methods for using data to decrease inappropriate opioid prescriptions and have the opportunity to collaborate and network with clinicians and leaders across the care continuum to reduce opioid misuse.

Texas • Arkansas • Missouri • Oklahoma • Puerto Rico