Quality Payment Program eNews
July 2018

Use the Free QPP Navigator to Succeed

The Quality Payment Program rewards physicians and other eligible clinicians' value and outcomes in one of two ways: through the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). To ensure your success...

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Value-Added Activities in Antibiotic Stewardship

Because antibiotic stewardship is so closely associated with clinical quality, the Quality Payment Program includes several process measures related to appropriate antibiotic use. Antibiotic Stewardship is a proven strategy to improve clinical...

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Upcoming Webinars
Understanding MIPS for Specialties:
Advice for Solo and Small Group Specialty Practices

This event will feature a panel of experts that understand MIPS for specialists and work regularly with clinicians with limited resources to prepare for it. The panel will focus on practical advice for how to achieve MIPS scores when you are a specialist focusing on choosing the quality measures, optimizing the cost category and submitting your data.

Tuesday, July 17 | 10:00 a.m. CT Register OR Thursday, July 19 | 2:30 p.m. CT Register
Office Hours Webinar:
Let’s Talk MIPS Performance Reports

During this month's Office Hours Webinar, speaker Christa Thompson will address MIPS Performance Reports. Discussion will focus on what the reports are indicating, what do the details on the cost category mean, why is Emergency Department Utilization included and what are the implications for this year.

Office Hours is an open discussion format for participants to seek clarification and guidance on the QPP. Our speaker will answer any questions or address concerns you may have. Please prepare questions in advance and provide feedback.

July 25th | 2pm CT Register
How to Maximize your EHR Use in MIPS:
Advice for Solo and Small Group Practices

Using your Electronic Health Records system to its fullest potential can help streamline your processes, maximize time and resources, and assist in achieving a better MIPS score.

This event will help everyone participating understand what your EHR can do for you and how to leverage it to maximize your MIPS score.

The panel will focus on practical advice for how to efficiently use your EHR to achieve the highest possible MIPS score.

Tu es day, Aug.14 | 2:30 p.m. CT Register
Thursday, Aug. 16 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT Register
Earning Bonus Points for MIPS

The American Academy of Family Physicians’ (AAFP)’s newest Making Sense of MACRA Supplement provides an overview of the new opportunities for bonus points in the 2018 MIPS performance period. The supplement is available in the July/August issue of FPM . AAFP members can also access it for free online
See Where You Stand for 2018

QPP Navigator has been updated with the latest performance score calculations. Please log in or contact us for an account to see where you stand for 2018.

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This material was prepared by Qsource, the Quality Payment Program, Small/Underserved/and Rural Support contractor for Alabama and Tennessee under the CENTERS for MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CSM), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 18.ASD1.07.029 SPLT