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Jun 15, 2023 7:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, QPP


Coming Soon: 2022 MIPS Final Score Preview

The Final Score Preview period gives clinicians the opportunity to preview their 2022 MIPS final score prior to the release of payment adjustment information. As a reminder, your 2022 final score is what will determine your 2024 MIPS payment adjustment. The Final Score Preview period will open in the coming days and will be announced via Quality Payment Program listserv.

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Carefully check status of all providers in QPP and PECOS!

Sep 21, 2022 4:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, QPP, practice management


Check all providers in your practice in PECOS to ensure they are associated with the appropriate practice Tax ID number. 

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Is Your Organization Using the Security Risk Assessment Tool?

Sep 14, 2022 3:15:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in MACRA, MIPS, QPP


Join the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) on a webinar about the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) tool.

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Quality Payment Program (QPP) Update for Small Practices

May 17, 2022 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in MACRA, QPP, CMS


The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides a monthly newsletter for small practices. The newsletter provides relevant updates and information for small practices participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for your continued participation and success. Some highlights:

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NCHIEA Teletown Hall - May 26th

May 18, 2021 2:29:16 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, QPP, nchiea


In December 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2021 Quality Payment Program Final Rule that includes the new MIPS Promoting Interoperability Health Information Exchange Bi-Directional Exchange (PI_HIE_5) measure. 

qppThis measure allows eligible clinicians or groups to attest that they are engaged in bidirectional exchange with an HIE to support transitions of care as an alternative to meeting the Support Electronic Referral Loops by Sending Health Information AND the Support Electronic Referral Loops by Receiving and Reconciling measures (PI_HIE_1 and PI_HIE_4).

Learn more about how to meet this measure at the NCHIEA Teletown Hall on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 12 p.m.

Practice Consultant Terri Roberts from Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), will discuss: the new QPP/MIPS measure; its meaningfulness to practices; and how NC HealthConnex can help with attestation. 

Register Here []

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Quality Payment Program: New MIPS Resources

Apr 28, 2021 12:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, MIPS, QPP, medicare, Quality Improvement


New Resources are Now Available on the QPP Resource Library 

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QPP Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Deadline Extended

Jan 6, 2021 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, QPP, COVID-19


Deadline Extended Until Monday February 1st, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET 

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​QPP SURS Webinar Series: Implications of the Year 5 Final Rule for Solo and Small Group Practices

Jan 5, 2021 11:33:06 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, QPP, COVID-19


2021 begins the fifth year of the Quality Payment Program. While much remains the same, CMS is considering changes for the upcoming year that have implications for solo and small group practices. This webinar will discuss updates to the performance category weights and requirements, changes for third party intermediaries, COVID-19 flexibilities, and revisions to the performance threshold. Understanding these changes will enable you to begin preparing so you can succeed in Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2021 and beyond. This event will feature a panel of experts familiar with the Final Rule who can offer advice on how to prepare and answer your questions about how these changes will affect small practices, solo practitioners and practices in rural and medically underserved areas. Join this event to talk with the panelists about any questions you have on the Final Rule.

Doctor working on a laptop at the officeParticipants will learn:
  • Key changes in Year 5 of the MIPS program
  • Practical tips for how small group practices can successfully respond to these adjustments
  • How to access Free technical assistance resources available from CMS and a local Technical Assistance Contractor funded by CMS

This event is designed for:

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It's Here! The 2021 QPP Final Rule.

Dec 9, 2020 3:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, QPP, APP, APM, MVP, Final Rule


The 2021 QPP Final Rule is now available.  For updates and key policy changes take a look at the 2021 Quality Payment Program Final Rule Overview Fact Sheet and other Final Rule resources found here.   

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Are you ready for the PY2020 MIPS Reporting?

Dec 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in MACRA, MIPS, Promoting Interoperability, Hardship Exception, QPP


MIPSIt’s that time again. The deadline for reporting your PY2020 MIPS data is just around the corner. You will need to submit your MIPS data by March 31st, 2021.   

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