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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.
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.
Program Description: From 2017-2022, the QPP Resource Center™ of 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™ of the Midwest, Purdue Healthcare Advisors will bring direct support to approximately 6,000 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 is set to open later this spring, and will feature 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: 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);
- operate as a medical specialist/specialty group (i.e. dermatologists, cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, etc);
- enrolled in the following PHA-managed 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).
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.