Quality Payment Program eNews
September 2018

CMS Extends Targeted Review Deadline to Oct. 15

CMS released performance feedback for clinicians included in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) during the 2017 performance year. As we’ve previously announced, we saw a very high 91% participation rate for the first PY 2017.

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MIPS Deadline Rapidly Approaching

The last day to begin a MIPS reporting period for the Promoting Interoperability and Improvement Activities categories is Oct. 1. Please call us toll-free Mon-Fri at (844) 205-5540 or email TechAssist@Qsource.org.

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Public Reporting on Physician Compare: What You Need to Know

The Physician Compare support team recently presented information about public reporting on Physician Compare and what's in the pipeline for potential inclusion on the website starting in late 2018, including Year 1 QPP...

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How to Avoid a Negative Payment Adjustment in 2020

To avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2020, you'll need a final MIPS score of at least 15 points in the 2018 performance year. Small practices can mix and match the strategies below to achieve the 15-point minimum score.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a QRUR and how is it used? The QRUR is the Quality Resource and Use Report. It is on the CMS Enterprise Portal and had a lot of information on past performance for Quality and Cost. You need an EIDM account to log in.

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Quick Tip:
Make Sure Your EIDM Password is Current
Verify there is and Enterprise Identity Data Management (EIDM) account for your practice or yourself as a clinician. Passwords for these accounts change every 60 days so you will need to access this account regularly. You will also want to be sure the password is up-to-date at least by March 2019.

Webinar
Date: Sept. 26
Time: 2-3 p.m. ET

15 Minutes Could Save You 15% or More

The MIPS Improvement Activities performance category gauges your participation in activities that improve clinical practice - such as ongoing care coordination, clinician and patient shared decision making, regularly using patient safety...

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Date, Time & Registration
Oct. 16 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET

Oct. 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET
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Advice for Submitting Your 2018 MIPS Data

Understanding the mechanics of how to submit your MIPS data can be challenging, especially given time constraints of solo practitioners and small group practices. This event will focus on the methods by which you can submit your 2018 MIPS data...

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Increasing Adult Immunization Rates

Adult immunization rates have remained low despite increased awareness and availability of adult vaccines. To increase adult influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates, the atom Alliance works with providers, beneficiaries and communities to:...

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Technical Assistance Available
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.ASD1.009.032