QPP Resource Center
If you are an Indiana-based clinician and participate in Medicare, our Quality Payment Program Resource Center™ can empower your practice to navigate complex MACRA legislation. We have knowledge and expertise in practice transformation, legislation, resources, and technology to help you understand what is required for MACRA and why. We are here to support you on the front lines as you plan for, implement, and measure your transition to patient-focused care.
From 2017-2022, the QPP Resource Center™ for the Midwest aims to help 35,000+ clinicians in seven states (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Minnesota) prepare for and successfully participate in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP). The QPP was created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) to determine levels of Medicare reimbursement for individual clinicians through a new, value-based system.
As a coalition member of the MACRA Provider Resource Network (M-PRN), which manages the QPP Resource Center™ for the Midwest, Purdue Healthcare Advisors will bring direct support to approximately 2,900 MIPS-eligible, Indiana-based clinicians. The center will help program participants choose and report on quality measures. Remote technical assistance may include, but is not limited to:
- conveying the MIPS expectations and timelines
- explaining the MIPS feedback report
- creating a MIPS-score improvement plan
- evaluating practice readiness for joining an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM)
- assessing and optimizing Health IT
- supporting change management and strategic planning
- developing and disseminating education and training materials
- enabling peer-to-peer learning and local partnerships
Support will include several levels of remote service, from a call-in, help desk and resource library for those organizations who need less guidance to a designated virtual coach for those underserved and rural clinics that may lack the resources to transition to value-based care without more customized, intensive support.
Our web portal opened this spring, and features MIPScast™, an easy-to-use, interactive tool that will help you predict your MIPS score, identify areas for improvement, and compare your practice to peers.
ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION
Eligible providers must be practicing in small groups with 15 or fewer clinicians including:
- small practices in rural locations,
- health professional shortage areas, and/or
- medically underserved areas.
You remain eligible to become a member of the QPP Resource Center™ even if you or your practice group:
- are a participant in a CMS Accountable Care Organization (ACO);
- are an MD, DO, PA, NP, CNS, CRNA;
- are a clinician working in optometry, podiatry, chiropractor services; dental surgery (see MIPS-eligible);
- are enrolled in the following grant programs*:
*You are not eligible become a member of the QPP Resource Center™ if you are participating in the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN).
If you are not sure if your practice is small, rural or underserved, let us determine that for you. We'll refer larger organizations to our area's designated Quality Improvement Organization (QIO).
QPP-RC INDIANA HELP DESK
To join the QPP Resource Center for the Midwest, visit qppresourcecenter.com
Funding: Purdue Healthcare Advisors is one of 10 partners participating in the MACRA Provider Resource Network (M-PRN) led by Michigan-based Altarum Institute. On Feb. 17th, CMS awarded $20 million to Altarum and 10 other organizations nationwide to fund the first year of MACRA Quality Improvement Direct Technical Assistance. CMS intends to invest up to an additional $80 million over the remaining four years.
Coalition partners include Altarum Institute, Purdue Healthcare Advisors, MPRO, Michigan Center for Rural Health, Medical Advantage Group, Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University, Stratis Health, MetaStar, and the Kentucky Regional Extension Center at the University of Kentucky.
- Purdue receives additional funding to provide support for small practices in CMS Quality Payment Program (Purdue University News)
This material was prepared by the QPP Resource Center™, the Quality Payment Program for the Midwest, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy.
Webinar: MIPS Q&A Town Hall Event for Small Practices and Solo Practitioners
Two event times: November 14 and 16, 2017.
Small practices and solo practitioners face many challenges and questions as they prepare to submit their 2017 MIPS information. This event features a panel of experts that understand MIPS and work regularly with small practices. Join us for an open Question and Answer Town Hall event where panelists will answer questions related to measure and improvement activity selection, processes for submitting information, implications of the Final Rule, virtual groups, how to access FREE TA resources available right now, and other issues posed by people registering for the event and questions asked by participants online during the event.
Onsite: MIPS Talk: Regional Office Hours for Northwest Indiana
Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 2-6 p.m. (CST)
Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana in Crown Point, IN
Are you a provider in the northwest region of Indiana with questions about the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? Make sure you register to attend MIPS Talk: Regional Office Hours for Northwest Indiana, a Purdue Healthcare Advisors-hosted event aimed at making it convenient for you to get your questions answered by QPP experts face-to-face. You’ll be able to sit down alongside a PHA expert to discuss your practice’s unique situation. You can even bring your laptop to review measure performance and reports. There is no set agenda; it’s your time to get assistance on the burning issues you’re facing with MIPS as the year winds down.
View a list of additional webinars and conferences here.
MIPScast™ now live on the portal!
The QPP Resource Center™ has integrated MIPScast™ into its web portal to help you prioritize your quality improvement efforts so they make the greatest impact. It's an interactive web app designed to easily import Quality Measures, calculate points earned, and accurately estimate your Merit-based Incentive Payment System or MIPS Final Score under the QPP.
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