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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
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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:

 

June 19 CMS Webinar

National Emergency Preparedness (EP) Webinar for Providers

Register today for this webinar on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, noon to 1:30 p.m. CT. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host this national webinar for EP Providers on topics and questions related to the new CMS EP Rule, the 1135 waiver and Lessons Learned (observations) within the past year. This webinar is intended specifically for EP Providers.

June 20 Office Hours

Let’s Talk QPP: Strategies to Optimize MIPS Scores

Register today for this Office Hours webinar on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. TMF consultants will explain how choosing overlapping and complementary measures and activities across the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) categories can be an effective way to achieve your objectives and optimize your total MIPS score. All questions about the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and MIPS are welcome.

June 26 Office Hours

Do you need an EIDM account for MIPS?

Register today for this evening Office Hours webinar on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6 to 7 p.m. CT. All practices eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) can benefit from having an account for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system. TMF consultants will explain what you need to know to obtain and use your EIDM account to view CMS feedback reports, check attributed Medicare beneficiaries, review cost data, and log in to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Portal to report for MIPS or view MIPS scores.

July 17 Webinar

Understanding MIPS for Specialties- Part 1

Register today for this webinar on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, from 10 to 11 a.m. CT. A panel of experts who understand the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) process for specialists and work with clinicians with limited resources will provide practical advice for how specialists focusing on choosing the quality measures, improving the cost category or submitting data can achieve their desired MIPS score. This is the first of two opportunities to attend this webinar.

July 19 Webinar

Understanding MIPS for Specialties- Part 2

Register today for this webinar on Thursday, July 19, 2018, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CT. A panel of experts who understand the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) process for specialists and work with clinicians with limited resources will provide practical advice for how specialists focusing on choosing the quality measures, improving the cost category or submitting data can achieve their desired MIPS score. This is the last of two opportunities to attend this webinar.

Texas • Arkansas • Missouri • Oklahoma • Puerto Rico