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TMF QIN

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:

 

April 10-11 Virtual Conference

2018 TMF QIN Learning and Action Virtual Conference

Register today to attend the annual TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization’s virtual conference. This year’s free event will be held April 10-11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT, and will focus on patient and clinician engagement in quality improvement. Attendees from all health care settings are encouraged to attend to learn about strategies and solutions to implement to overcome a variety of challenges facing the health care community today. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits. Visit the event webpage to view the agenda and register.

Feb. 22 Webinar

Implications of the 2018 Final Rule for Solo Practitioners and Small Group Practices: II

Register today for this webinar on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, from 10 - 11 a.m. CT for this webinar. Participants will learn key changes for Year 2 of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, tips for small practices on how to respond to adjustments and more. This is the second of two opportunities to attend this webinar.

Feb. 28 Office Hours

Let's Talk QPP: MIPS Advancing Care Information Category for 2018

Register today for the Let's Talk QPP: Office Hours session on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. TMF consultants will answer questions about the Merit-based Incentive Payment System Advancing Care Information (ACI) category and discuss requirements for the 2018 performance period. All questions about the Quality Payment Program are welcome.

Feb. 28 CMS Webinar

QPP Data Submission CMS Office Hours: MIPS Quality Data Submission

Register today for the upcoming Office Hours session hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, from 2 - 3 p.m. CT, which will cover Quality Payment Program (QPP) data submission for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Quality data. CMS subject matter experts will answer commonly asked questions about the submission feature on qpp.cms.gov, as well as answer attendees’ questions live. This is the second of three “Office Hours” sessions that CMS will be hosting over the next several weeks as deadlines to submit 2017 MIPS data approach.

March 14 CMS Webinar

QPP Data Submission CMS Office Hours: MIPS Attestation for ACI and Improvement Activities

Register today for the upcoming Office Hours session hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 2 - 3 p.m. CT, which will cover Quality Payment Program (QPP) data submission for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) attestation for Advancing Care Information (ACI) and Improvement Activities. CMS subject matter experts will answer commonly asked questions about the submission feature on qpp.cms.gov, as well as answer attendees’ questions live. This is the last of three “Office Hours” sessions that CMS will be hosting over the next several weeks as deadlines to submit 2017 MIPS data approach.

Texas • Arkansas • Missouri • Oklahoma • Puerto Rico