Quality Payment Program Resource Center
The QPP Resource Center® is taking action to keep our clients informed. In the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there a few items we would like to make you aware of:
- We are available to assist you with any MIPS questions or concerns. The QPP Resource Center is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., by phone, email or chat.
- There has been an uptick in online fraud and phishing attacks related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Please be diligent and aware about the scams that are taking place. You can access the Federal Trade Commission’s informative blog post at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/02/corona-virus-scammers-follow-headlines.
- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a Coronavirus (COVID-19) partner toolkit available to help everyone stay informed on the different materials available and actions being taken in the midst of this pandemic. The toolkit is located at https://www.cms.gov/outreach-education/partner-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-partner-toolkit.
Enrollment Status: Open
Final MIPS 90-day Reporting Period Approaching Quickly!
This 4th performance year of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Quality Payment Program is moving quickly into the last 90-day period for partial year reporting. Clinicians who want to participate for a partial year and possibly earn a positive Medicare payment adjustment in 2022 need to begin taking steps now and prepare to capture data starting no later than October 3. The QPP Resource Center® for the Midwest is funded by CMS to provide NO-COST help to eligible clinicians in small practices (15 or fewer clinicians) to participate in the Quality Payment Program.
If you are an Indiana-based clinician and participate in Medicare, we 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.
Once you have joined, you will have on-demand access to knowledgeable advisors at the QPP Indiana Help Desk and a robust resource library. Don't forget: the MIPScast® score prediction tool is seamlessly integrated into our website AND you can use MIPScast as a CMS-approved Qualified Registry (QR) data reporting option. Join
QPP Indiana Help Desk
Once you've enrolled in the program, you'll have access to the QPP Indiana Help Desk staffed by subject-matter experts at Purdue Healthcare Advisors.
By phone: 844-742-7771 (1-844-PHA-QPP1)
By email: IndianaQPPHelp@purdue.edu
Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (EST) except on Purdue University-designated holidays and closures, and will be closed the following days:
- Thanksgiving Holiday Break: November 26-27, 2020
- Winter Holiday Break: December 19, 2020-January 1, 2021
About the Program
From 2017-2022, the QPP Resource Center™ for the Midwest aims to help 35,000+ clinicians in Indiana and six other states (Michigan, Ohio, 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), Purdue Healthcare Advisors brings direct support to approximately 2,900 MIPS-eligible, Indiana-based clinicians to help them 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; and 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 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. MIPScast™ Flyer
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 Indiana Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program.
If you are not sure if your practice is small, rural or underserved, call our help desk (see above) to let us help you in determining your eligibility. We'll refer larger organizations to our area's designated Quality Improvement Organization (QIO).
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.
- Empowered Communities Initiative
- Indiana Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program
- Lean Healthcare Transformation Initiative
- Quality Payment Program Resource Center
- Quality Processes for Health Improvement
- Health Systems Change Partnerships
- Collaborative Continuous Improvement: Telehealth
Assistant Director, Quality Services
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. 17, 2017, 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.
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