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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 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 physicians and clinicians throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas 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.

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.



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April 12 Webinar

Empowered Kidney Care

In this free TMF QIN-QIO webinar, Richard L. Gibney, MD, Central Texas Nephrology Associates, will discuss the "Empowered Kidney Care" program, an innovative approach to dialysis. Within the program, dialysis patients are experiencing a dramatic drop in hospitalization and mortality rates compared to conventional dialysis. This webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 12, noon - 1 p.m. CT. Register today.

April 20 Open Forum

Quality Payment Program Improvement Activities Open Forum

Join this free TMF Quality Innovation Network open forum to learn about the Improvement Activities category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. TMF consultants will share our resources and focus areas to help guide you in meeting the Improvement Activities criteria. The event will feature a live demonstration of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Quality Payment Program Improvement Activities webpage, as well as a special highlight on the Implementation of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program activity area. You will have the opportunity to interact with peers as well as ask questions of TMF Quality Innovation Network consultants. This open forum will take place Thursday, April 20, noon – 1 p.m. CT. Register today.

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