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Colorado QPP Coalition June Fast Facts

Have you seen the June Quality Payment Program (QPP) Updates and News Releases for the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM)tracks? Be sure to check out the QPP website for new information that is being posted frequently. This month the following guides, fact sheets and information were released:

Introduction to Group Participation in MIPS for 2017: https://qpp.cms.gov/docs/QPP_Group_Participation_in_MIPS_2017.pdf

Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Quality Payment Program:

https://qpp.cms.gov/docs/QPP_MSSP_and_QPP.pdf

MIPS measures for Cardiologists:

https://qpp.cms.gov/docs/QPP_MIPS_Measures_for_Cardiologists.pdf

MIPS measures for Primary Care Clinicians:

https://qpp.cms.gov/docs/QPP_MIPS_Measures_for_Primary_Care_Clinicians.pdf

Predictive Qualifying Professional Fact Sheet:

https://qpp.cms.gov/docs/QPP_Predictive_QP_Methodology_Fact_Sheet.pdf

Colorado Quality Payment Program (QPP) Coalition – Five QPP Fast Facts in 5 Minutes

Question: When will I receive my letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) indicating clinician eligibility for the Quality Payment Program?

Answer: Currently the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are processing the production of eligibility letters.  All Tax Identification Numbers (TINs) should receive the letter no later than May 31, 2017.  Letters will be sent at the TIN level to the TIN representative on record, not at the individual clinician level.  Specific participation status that applies to individual clinicians (National Provider Identifier or NPIs) assigned to that TIN will be included.  You can access the sample letter and attachments about MIPS participation status being sent to clinician offices here. https://qpp.cms.gov/resources/education

Question: Is there information available that is specific to clinicians that are in small, rural or practices in underserved areas?  

Answer: Yes, there are several resources available on the QPP Website. Please click here for a fact sheet.

In addition to the fact sheet,  the following videos are also available that take around 10-15 minutes to complete.

Small, Rural, and Underserved Practices

·         Getting started with the Quality Payment Program: Part 1

·         Participating in MIPS: Part 2

·         How to Participate in MIPS: Part 3

·         MIPS Reporting Options and Data Submission Methods: Part 4

·         MIPS Performance Categories: Part 5

·         MIPS Scoring Methodology: Part 6

·         Checklist for Preparing and Participating in MIPS: Part 7

Question: How do I choose and submit Improvement Activities for the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track?

Answer: There are approximately 94 Improvement Activities to choose from under the MIPS track. You can find a list of the activities, definitions and submission options on the QPP Website:  www.qpp.cms.gov  There is also a MIPS Improvement Activities Fact Sheet located on the Education and Tools tab of the QPP website.

Question: How do I register for group reporting using the CMS Web Interface?

Answer:  You’ll need to complete the registration process (between April-June 2017) that notifies CMS that you are choosing this data submission option. Note: If you are a part of an Accountable Care Organization, you do not need to register to report via the CMS Web interface. You can find a CMS Web Interface Registration Guide  located on the QPP website. The Registration System can be accessed at qpp.cms.gov using a valid Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account.  In addition to meeting the quality performance category by reporting through the CMS Web Interface, MIPS groups can also use the system to submit the MIPS Improvement Activities and Advancing Care Information performance categories. The CMS Web Interface will open January 2018 for data submission

Question: Is there a Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS ) specific to MIPS?

Answer: Yes, there is. You can find more information about the 2017 CAHPS for MIPS on the CAHPS for MIPS Fact Sheet

Texas Medical Foundation offering QPP support to Colorado practices with fewer than 15 clinicians. Click here to view a presentation introducing TMF and their support services.

 

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