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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.

    

                                 

Quick Links

Download these resources to learn more about the Quality Payment Program network.

View resources for patients and families.

Contact Us

QPP Help Desk: Complete a Request for Support form and a TMF consultant will contact you within one business day.

QPP Live Assistance: Chat live with TMF consultants, available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.

Quality Payment Program
1-866-439-8863
QualityReporting@tmf.org

QPP – Small, Underserved and Rural Support
1-844-317-7609
QPP-SURS@tmf.org

Click here to visit CMS' Quality Payment Program website:

 

Nov. 28 Webinar

The Meaningful Measures Initiative

Register today for this webinar from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. The presentation will be given by Dr. Pierre Yong, Director of the Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group (QMVIG) in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality at CMS, and Dr. Theodore Long, Acting Senior Medical Officer of QMVIG, and will cover how to improve patient care through quality improvement efforts and measures.

Nov. 30 National Provider Call

QPP Year 2 Final Rule National Provider Call

Register here for a Medicare Learning Network call about Quality Payment Program (QPP) Year 2 policies. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. The event is Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 12:30 - 2 p.m. CT.

Dec. 6 Office Hours

Let's Talk QPP: QPP Year 2 Overview

Register here for this TMF Office Hours session on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. TMF Quality Improvement Consultants will answer questions about the recently issued final rule for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). While the discussion will focus on preparing for the 2018 performance year, all QPP questions are welcome.

Dec. 12 Webinar

Overcoming Challenges to MIPS Participation for Solo Practitioners and Small Group Practices I

Register here for this webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. CT to learn about how to prepare for submitting data to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) by March 2018. A panel of experts will focus on how small practices can avoid penalties in 2017, what steps to take if your practice lacks a certified electronic health record system and how to meet minimum MIPS requirements. This is the first of two opportunities to attend this webinar.

Dec. 13 Office Hours

Let's Talk QPP: QPP Year 2 Deeper Dive

Register here for this TMF Office Hours session on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. TMF Quality Improvement Consultants will take a closer look at changes and requirements for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). All QPP questions are welcome.

Dec. 14 Webinar

Overcoming Challenges to MIPS Participation for Solo Practitioners and Small Group Practices II

Register here for this webinar on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, from 10 – 11 a.m. CT to learn about how to prepare for submitting data to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) by March 2018. A panel of experts will focus on how small practices can avoid penalties in 2017, what steps to take if your practice lacks a certified electronic health record system and how to meet minimum MIPS requirements. This is the second of two opportunities to attend this webinar.

Dec. 20 Office Hours

Let's Talk QPP: MIPS Reporting for 2017

Register today for this TMF Office Hours session on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. TMF Quality Improvement Consultants will discuss 2017 reporting for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which must be completed between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2018. All QPP questions are welcome.

Dec. 20 Webinar

December Medication Safety Advisory Group

Register today for TMF Quality Innovation Network's monthly Medication Safety Advisory Group on Dec. 20, 2017, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT. Providers throughout the region are invited to participate in this call to improve care for Medicare patients by learning about medication reconciliation among providers; reducing adverse drug events and polypharmacy; reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions; improving medication adherence; and best practices, lessons learned and evidence-based guidelines from other providers in the region. Note: This event was previously titled "Clinical Pharmacist-led Call."


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