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Quality Payment Program

Comagine Health helps small practices in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington get the most out of the Merit-based Incentive Payment Plan (MIPS).

Our team of Quality Payment Program (QPP) experts provides no-cost technical assistance, training and resources so you can understand MIPS requirements, as well as create and implement a strategy for success.


How We Help You

We assist practices of 15 or fewer clinicians with:

  • Selecting MIPS measures that align with your priorities
  • Connecting with your state health information exchange
  • Satisfying program requirements as they increase each year
  • Building your practice's capacity to achieve long-term success under alternative payment models
  • Using new revenue codes to improve reimbursements

Our services are backed by a robust library of resources and tools.


Get Started

Contact us today to get MIPS assistance:

QualityPaymentProgram@comagine.org

877-560-2618


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Find out more about who we are and how we can help you.


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Understanding the Quality Payment Program

pdf.png MIPS 101 Guide for the 2020 Performance Year

View this CMS Guide to understand more about the basics of the MIPS program, including resources to help you get started.


pdf.png Updating Your PECOS and NPPES Information

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires that a unique identifier be assigned to each health care provider and health plan. Accordingly, CMS uses enrollment systems, including the Medicare Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) and the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System (NPPES), to manage provider information and identifiers. Learn more about this and how it applies to your participation in the Quality Payment Program with this resource.


pdf.png What is Direct Email?

This one-pager from Comagine Health and Mountain-Pacific Quality Health outlines what a Direct email is and how to use it at a high-level.


pdf.png 2020 MIPS Exceptions Application Fact Sheet

This CMS document addresses the extreme and uncontrollable circumstances exception application as it applies to MIPS-eligible clinicians affected by natural disasters or a public health emergency (e.g., Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic), as well as the MIPS Promoting Interoperability (PI) hardship exception application for the 2020 performance period.


pdf.png 2020 QPP Network Security Update Fact Sheet

This CMS resource contains instructions for updating web browsers so that users can access the Quality Payment Program Website at qpp.cms.gov during the fall 2020 federal network security update.


pdf.png QPP 2020 MIPS Checklist

his checklist is a tool for eligible clinicians and staff to prepare for and submit data for the 2020 MIPS program. 


pdf.png Telehealth Implementation & Workflow Tips During the COVID-19 Emergency

During the COVID-19 emergency, it is important for everyone to practice social distancing and stay at home. The Medicare population, especially those with comorbid conditions, are most at risk. Telehealth provides an opportunity for patients to stay home and receive healthcare for non-emergency medical conditions. This document aids understanding this important tool.


pdf.png 2020 MIPS Participation is as easy as 1-2-3!

2020 MIPS Participation is as easy as 1-2-3 with this informational pamphlet from Comagine Health. Find out the first steps when getting started with MIPS. Successfully submitting data to the Merit Based Incentive Payments System (MIPS) in 2020 will help you avoid up to a -9% penalty, and or earn up to +9% adjustment on professional fees submitted on your Part B Medicare claims in 2022.


pdf.png 2020 MIPS Quick Start Guide

A CMS guide to help clinicians get started participating in MIPS during the 2020 performance period.


pdf.png Avoiding the Penalty for 2020

For 2020 reporting, which determines your 2022 payment, CMS has set the performance threshold at 45 points. View this informative document from Comagine Health to help understand how eligible clinicians can meet the performance threshold and avoid a payment penalty.


pdf.png 2020 QPP Final Rule Overview Fact Sheet

This CMS factsheet provides a high-level overview of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) final policies for the 2020 performance year.


pdf.png Why Report MIPS?

See this flyer from Comagine Health for an easy overview of the benefits of reporting MIPS.


pdf.png 2020 MIPS Changes Flyer

There were many important changes to MIPS performance categories since the beginning of the program - which we are here to help you navigate. See this flyer created by Comagine Health for a brief overview of the 2020 changes for qualified participants.


html.png QPP Participation Status (MIPS and APM)

On this CMS webpage, clinicians can enter their 10-digit National Provider Identifier (NPI) number to receive their QPP Participation Status, which includes APM Participation as well as MIPS Participation information.

Quality Resources
pdf.png 2020 MIPS Quality User Guide

This CMS guide details how to participate in the Quality performance category of MIPS in 2020.

excel.png 2020 Quality Data Code Worksheet for Claims Reporting

This Excel worksheet will assist with Quality Data Codes for reporting Quality Measures for MIPS using claims in 2020, and features the QDC codes for the 55 claims measures located in each measure specification in the 2020 Medicare Part B Claims Measure Specifications and Supporting Documents.


pdf.png Q&A: Finding Quality Measures Using Single Source Documents

The Quality category requirement for MIPS is to report six measures. Finding applicable measures for your practice may be challenging.  Review this Q & A resource for answers about these very helpful Single Source documents when choosing measures to report.


pdf.png The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit and MIPS Quality Measures

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV), including Personalized Prevention Plan Services (PPPS), is an excellent way to perform needed services and capture MIPS Quality measure data at the same time. Review this resource to find out more about how AWVs can assist in capturing valuable Quality data.


pdf.png 2020 Step-by-Step Guide to Report Quality Measures - Medicare Part B Claims

Clinicians in small practices (= 15 clinicians) that submit at least 1 Quality Measure will earn bonus points in MIPS, and only small practices can submit quality measures via Medicare Part B claims in 2020. Use this Step-by-Step Guide to navigate how to report Quality Measures using Medicare Part B claims.


pdf.png 2020 Quality Measures List with Telehealth Guidance

This CMS resource provides a list of quality measures that currently include telehealth for the 2020 performance period.


pdf.png 2020 QPP Final Rule - Updates for QCDRs and Registries

This CMS fact sheet summarizes policy updates finalized in the CY 2020 PFS Final Rule, available here, as it pertains to QCDRs and Qualified Registries for the 2020 and 2021 performance period of MIPS.


excel.png 2020 Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) Qualified Posting

Provides a list of the 2020 Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) for the MIPS from CMS.


zip.png 2020 Clinical Quality Measure Specifications and Supporting Documents

This Zip file from CMS provides comprehensive descriptions of the 2020 clinical quality measures for the MIPS Quality performance category. This includes the Single Source file spreadsheets, which are tools that eligible clinicians can use to search for common CPT codes, measure numbers, etc. within each individual registry measure. This may assist in identifying measures that may apply to your practice based on common codes that you may utilize when seeing beneficiaries.


pdf.png 2020 Quality Measure Benchmark Fact Sheet

Learn more about Quality benchmarks and how they can affect your MIPS score with this CMS factsheet. This resource provides an overview of how we establish MIPS Quality measure benchmarks, how benchmarks are used for scoring, and the information in the 2020 Quality Benchmarks and 2020 Multi-Performance Rate Measures files.


html.png CMS Explore Measures Tool - Quality Performance Category

The CMS Quality Payment Program website allows clinicians to search a comprehensive list of Quality measures by year, and includes links to the Medicare Part B Claims Measure Specifications, the CMS Web Interface Measure Specifications, the Quality Benchmarks and all supporting documents.


pdf.png Removed and Added 2020 Quality Measures

This resource from Comagine Health allows you to easily see the Quality Measures that have been removed and added in the 2020 Performance Year for MIPS.


pdf.png 2020 Part B Claims Reporting Quick Start Guide

A guide from CMS to help clinicians in small practices get started with using Medicare Part B claims to report participation in the Quality performance category of MIPS during the 2020 performance period.


pdf.png 2020 Quality Quick Start Guide

A CMS guide to help clinicians get started participating in the Quality performance category of MIPS during the 2020 performance period.


excel.png 2020 Qualified Registries Qualified Posting

Provides a list of the 2020 Qualified Registries for the MIPS from CMS.


excel.png 2020 MIPS Quality Measures List

A detailed list of the 2020 MIPS Quality Measures from CMS.


html.png CMS Quality Payment Program - Quality Measure Requirements Page

This performance category measures health care processes, outcomes, and patient care experiences. Use this interactive CMS website to review and select up to six quality measures that meet your needs or specialty. Then download a CSV file of the selected measures for your records.

Cost Resources
pdf.png Where Do I Go? A Guide to Where to Seek Care

Ensuring patients know where to go to receive the appropriate level of care can help MIPS-eligible providers and clinics improve their Cost Performance Category scores. This one-page guide from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation will help your patients know where to go when they need care.

pdf.png 2020 Cost User Guide

This CMS guide details how to participate in the Cost performance category of MIPS in 2020.


pdf.png Q&A: Hierarchical Condition Categories

Understanding Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC) and their applicability to the MIPS is important as clinicians work to receive recognition for the care they deliver to patients with complex conditions. Review this Q & A resource to get answers about HCC and how it could impact your Cost score in MIPS.


html.png CMS Explore Measures Tool - Cost Performance Category

The CMS Quality Payment Program website allows clinicians to search a comprehensive list of measures by year, including information from the Cost forms and codes.


pdf.png 2020 Cost Quick Start Guide

A comprehensive CMS guide to help clinicians get started participating in the Cost performance category of MIPS during the 2020 performance period.


pdf.png 2020 MIPS Summary of Cost Measures

This document from CMS provides a summary of cost measures in relation to MIPS.


zip.png Cost Performance Category: Episode-based Measures

Episode-based measures are being used to evaluate cost - beginning with eight added in the 2019 MIPS performance period, and an additional 10 added in 2020. Episode-based measures differ from the TPCC and MSPB measures because episode-based measure specifications only include items and services that are related to the episode of care for a clinical condition or procedure as opposed to including all services that are provided to a patient over a given time. This CMS Zip file has the PDFs of each Measure Information Form for all 18 measures, along with the 2020 TPCC and MSPB-C PDFs (also found seprately in the Cost resources).


html.png CMS Quality Payment Program – Cost Requirements Page

Cost is an important part of MIPS because it measures resources that clinicians use to care for patients and the Medicare payments for care (items and services) given to a beneficiary during an episode of care. Use this interactive CMS website to review and select cost measures.


pdf.png MIPS: Total Per Capita Costs for All Attributed Beneficiaries

The Total Per Capita Costs for All Attributed Beneficiaries (TPCC) measure is a payment-standardized, annualized, risk-adjusted, and specialty-adjusted measure that evaluates the overall cost of care provided to beneficiaries attributed to clinicians, as identified by a unique Taxpayer Identification Number/National Provider Identifier (TIN-NPI). The Total Per Capita Costs for All Attributed Beneficiaries measure can be reported at the TIN or the TIN-NPI level. See this document to learn more.


pdf.png Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB)

The Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) clinician measure assesses the cost to Medicare of services performed by an individual clinician during an MSPB episode, which comprises the period immediately prior to, during, and following a patient’s hospital stay. See this document to learn more.

Promoting Interoperability Resources
pdf.png 2020 MIPS Promoting Interoperability User Guide

A CMS guide to help clinicians get started participating in the Promoting Interoperability performance category of the MIPS during the 2020 performance year.

pdf.png Security Risk Analysis

The Security Risk Analysis (SRA) is a requirement for the Promoting Interoperability (PI) category of MIPS as well as the HIPAA Security Rule. Review this resource to find out more about SRAs that can help your practice achieve better PI scoring.


zip.png 2020 Promoting Interoperability Measure Specifications

his Zip file contains a detailed overview of the requirements for the 2020 Promoting Interoperability performance category objectives and measures straight from CMS.


pdf.png 2020 Promoting Interoperability Quick Start Guide

A comprehensive CMS guide to help clinicians get started participating in the Promoting Interoperability performance category of MIPS during the 2020 performance period.


html.png CMS Explore Measures Tool - Promoting Interoperability Performance Category

The CMS Quality Payment Program website allows clinicians to search a comprehensive list of the Promoting Interoperability measures by year, including their documentation requirements.


html.png Patient Engagement Playbook

Patient engagement can have big benefits for your practice and your patients: better communication, better care, and better outcomes. Health information technology (health IT) is a powerful tool to help you get there — so learn how to make it work for you, using the Patient Engagement Playbook as your guide. The Playbook is an evolving resource from the Office of the National Coordiantor for Health Information Technology for clinicians, practice staff, hospital staff, and other innovators: a compilation of tips and best practices.


html.png CMS Quality Payment Program – Promoting Interoperability Requirements Page

This performance category promotes patient engagement and electronic exchange of information using certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). CMS re-named the advancing care information (ACI) performance category to promoting interoperability (PI) to focus on interoperability, improving flexibility, relieving burden. This interactive webpage provides an overview about PI objectives and measures and how to report them. You can also use the online interactive tool to select your measures.


html.png EHR Adoption

View this page of resources specifically for those providers needing help with EHR adoption from Comagine Health and others.

Improvement Activities Resources
pdf.png New Improvement Activity for the 2020 MIPS Performance Year Addendum

View the new CMS Improvement Activity, added for COVID-19, to the 2020 Performance Year inventory.

pdf.png 2020 Deleted Improvement Activities

his CMS resource provides a quick view of what activities were deleted from the 2020 Improvement Activities inventory.


html.png CMS Explore Measures Tool - Improvement Activity Performance Category

he CMS Quality Payment Program website allows clinicians to search a comprehensive list of the Improvement Activities by year.


pdf.png 2020 Improvement Activities Quick Start Guide

his CMS guide to help clinicians get started participating in the Improvement Activities performance category of MIPS during the 2020 performance period.


zip.png 2020 MIPS Data Validation Criteria - Improvement Activities

This links to a CMS Zip file that lists the 2020 criteria used to audit and validate data submitted for the MIPS Improvement Activities performance category.


zip.png 2020 Improvement Activities Inventory

Use this link to download a Zip file with the full list of CMS 2020 Improvement Activites in both PDF and Excel format.


html.png CMS Quality Payment Program - Improvement Activities Requirements Page

This performance category gauges participation in activities that improve clinical practice. This interactive webpage from CMS provides an overview about the Improvement Activities category under MIPS, allows you to review and select activities that best fit your practice, and download a CSV file of the selected activities for your records.

Submission, Feedback, and Payment Resources
pdf.png 2020 Scoring Guide

Guide providing details about how scores are calculated for MIPS in the 2020 performance year.

pdf.png Q&A: Data Submission Methods in 2020 MIPS

MIPS has provided the same data submission mechanisms since it began in 2017. The guidance regarding reporting with more than one submission method has changed. MIPS also uses new terminology to describe these changes. Review this Q & A resource to find important information to assist with your MIPS submission methods.


pdf.png Audit Readiness - What You Need to Know

Under MIPS, CMS will conduct an annual data validation process. Clinicians are randomly selected for audit, and while it is unknown how many clinicians will receive a request, historical programs audited approximately one in 10 clinicians. This resource will guide you through what information you should retain in case of an audit.


pdf.png 2020 MIPS Payment Adjustment Fact Sheet

This CMS fact sheet provides a general overview of the 2020 payment adjustments based on MIPS final scores for the 2018 performance year.


pdf.png HARP Account Setup Checklist

The CMS HCQIS Access Roles and Profile (HARP) replaced the Enterprise Identity Management service (EIDM) in 2018. A HARP Account is required for submitting data to the CMS Web Portal in order to report for the Quality Payment Program. Use this informative and simple flyer from HealthInsight to understand the steps needed to complete your HARP Account Setup.


html.png HARP Frequently Asked Questions

The HCQIS Access Roles and Profile (HARP) is a secure identity management portal provided by CMS. View this webpage to get answers to frequently asked questions and other help for the new HARP system.

Hospital and Facility Resources
pdf.png 2020 Facility-Based Quick Start Guide

A CMS guide to provide an overview of the process used to assess performance at the facility level for select MIPS-eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups whose primary health care responsibilities take place in hospital settings.

html.png The Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program

CMS’ Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program rewards acute care hospitals with incentive payments for the quality of care they give to people with Medicare. Visit this CMS webpage to find out more about this program and view helpful resources and links.

Videos
Youtube.png Manual Attestation of Promoting Interoperability Measures (9 min)

This short video from CMS provides an overview on how to successfully report MIPS data to the Promoting Interoperability performance category and meet the reporting requirements. It also explains how to modify the Promoting Interoperability score by manually attesting to measures.

Youtube.png Opt-in as a QPP Eligible Clinician (3 min)

This short video from CMS explains how to report MIPS data as an opt-in eligible clinician for the 2019 performance period of the Quality Payment Program. Please note that the opt-in decision is permanent and cannot be changed in the future.


Youtube.png Introduction and Overview of 2019 Data Submission (3 min)

This short video from CMS provides an overview of how to submit MIPS data through the QPP website for the 2019 performance period.


Youtube.png Opting in as a Registry (3 min)

This short video from CMS provides an overview on how a Qualified Registry can report MIPS data and make an election for an opt-in eligible participant through the Registry Dashboard on the Quality Payment Program website. Please note that the opt-in decision is permanent.


Youtube.png Manual Attestation of Improvement Activities Measures (3 min)

This short video from CMS provides an overview of how a third-party intermediary, such as a Qualified Registry, can report MIPS data on behalf of a group within the Quality Payment Program portal, as well as how to modify the Improvement Activity score by manually attesting to measures.


Youtube.png File Upload and Quality Scoring (4 min)

This short video from CMS explains how to upload and review MIPS Quality performance category data in the Quality Payment Program portal and provides an overview of how Quality data is scored during the 2019 MIPS data submission period.


Youtube.png MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) Overview (3 min)

This video from CMS provides an overview of the MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) participation framework that was finalized in the 2020 Quality Payment Program final rule and will begin in 2021 performance year.


Youtube.png How to Add a New Clinician Role for the QPP (5 min)

This video from CMS provides step-by-step instructions on how to add the new clinician role for the QPP. The new role allows clinicians to view their MIPS eligibility details, performance feedback and payments adjustment without having to request access.

 HARP Videos

Youtube.png Security Officials: Approving Role Requests

Shows how a security official can approve and deny requests from staff users.


Youtube.png Connect to an Organization: Registry

Reviews how to request access (“connect”) to a Registry or QCDR so you can submit data on behalf of your customers.


Youtube.png Connect to an Organization: APM Entity

Reviews how to request access (“connect”) to an Alternative Payment Model (APM) Entity so you can view, submit and manage data on behalf of the APM.


Youtube.png Connect to an Organization: Practice

Reviews how to request access (“connect”) to a practice so you can view, submit and manage data on behalf of the practice.


Youtube.png Create a QPP Account

Reviews how to register for create a new HARP account.

Advanced Alternative Payment Models

Identify and Evaluate APMs for Your Region

Utilize the information in this section to identify the type of APMs/Accountable Organizations (AOs) in your area, including those that are advanced APMs. The landscape changes rapidly and the two lookup tools below are state-based tools to identify and evaluate Medicare ACOs.

pdf.png Identify and Compare APMs (including ACOs) in a Region or Area

Often system(s), clinics, or providers are not aware of what APMs they are involved with. Learn how to identify and compare APMs in your specific region/area by looking this information up with this helpful walkthrough from Comagine Health.


Explore what Medicare ACOs are in your state and what their performance is on key measures. This data is from Medicare Public Use Files and is updated annually. For more information on ACO options, see our other resources, the QPP Advanced Alternative Payment Models overview and the Identify and Compare APMs (Advanced Payment Models – including ACOs) in a Region or Area walkthrough below.


html.png ACO Lookup Tool Version 1

Broader version – looking at multiple ACOs with 2018 data.
html.png ACO Lookup Tool Version 2

Focused version – taking a closer look at one ACO.  Same 2018 data.   

Checklists/Information/Readiness

Once you've identified the Accountable Organizations (AOs) in your area, further review will help determine compatibility of the AO with your goals. The toolkit below has some critical definitions, a checklist to evaluate AO(s) you are interested in, and a checklist to evaluate your own readiness.
 

html.png Annual Wellness Visit Toolkit

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is designed to encourage and support individuals in taking an active role in accurately assessing and managing their health and improving their well-being and quality of life. The AWV was created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011 and is a free benefit for Medicare patients. This page is designed to help practices and providers find the tools and resources they need to successfully implement or improve their AWV process.


pdf.png Excelling with Annual Wellness Visits

Learn more about how a clinic achieved success with Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs).


pdf.png CMS Chronic & Principal Care Management Services: Implementation Guidance

Implementing CMS' chronic and principal care management (CCM/PCM) services provides an opportunity to put a framework around care coordination, chronic disease management and care management for high-risk patients. Additionally, CCM/PCM services lead to enhanced reimbursement, including for team-based care and work that the care team is already performing. This short, straightforward guidance can help with implementing and capturing reimbursement for the CMS CCM and PCM services. 


pdf.png Advanced Payment Models Toolkit

Are you confused about Alternative Payment Models (APMs), Advanced APMs, MIPS APMs and Accountable Organizations (AOs) such as  Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Convener Participants (CPs) and Direct Contracting Entities (DCEs)? This toolkit from Comagine Health combines definitions and checklists to help you determine your compatability with eligible AOs in your region. There are also readiness checklists for Primary Care and Specialists, along with other important resources to consider. Each page can be printed seprately so that you can decide what tools you need.


pdf.png Are You Considering Joining an Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?

Use this informative sheet from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health to better understand the pros, cons, aspects to consider and questions to ask when considering joining an ACO.

 

General APM Information

Additional resources and tools from CMS and other partners.

pdf.png 2020 APM Incentive Payment Fact Sheet

View this CMS fact sheet to find out more about the APM incentive payment in 2020, including who is eligible to receive it, how CMS determines your 2020 APM Incentive Payment, and other frequently asked questions and answers.


pdf.png 2020 All-Payer Combination Option & Other Payer Advanced Alternative Payment Models FAQ Sheet

This FAQ document from CMS answers questions regarding the All-Payer Combination Option and Other Payer Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) under the QPP.


pdf.png 2020 Promoting Interoperability for MIPS ACO/APM Participants

This short one-page resource can assist MIPS APM Participants with their reporting for Performance Year 2020. Please check with your ACO/APM leadership to ensure that all the Performance Categories are adequately


html.png Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): General Information

This CMS website includes a wealth of information for ACOs - including three toolkits: 


pdf.png 2020 Medicare Shared Savings Program and QPP Interactions Guide

This CMS resource provides an overview of the interactions between the Medicare Shared Savings Program (SSP) and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) during the 2020 performance period.


pdf.png 2020 and 2019 Comprehensive List of APMs

This CMS fact sheet displays the comprehensive list of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) for both the 2020 and 2019 performance period.


pdf.png 2020 MIPS APMs Improvement Activities

This CMS fact sheet shows the improvement activities performance category score they will assign participants in each MIPS APMs for the 2020 performance year.


html.png Roadmap for Driving High Performance in Alternative Payment Models

The Roadmap is a tool from the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network designed to help health care stakeholders navigate the inherent challenges and opportunities in APM implementation. It contains key insights, promising practices, and the most current strategies for designing and implementing successful APMs, delivered via an interactive web experience.


pdf.png A Guide to Physician-Focused Alternative Payment Models

View this informative guide on APMs from the American Medical Association and the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform.

Quality Improvement Resources
html.png eCQI Resource Center Tool Library

The electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) page on the eCQI Resource Center offers tools and resources that provide a foundation for the development, testing, certification, publication, implementation, reporting, and continuous evaluation of quality measures and their improvement. You can refine the tool list by selecting a category of interest and/or a role that best describes your needs, or you can also click a specific tool from the list below to view additional details.

html.png eCQI Toolkit
 

Mountain-Pacific Quality Health's electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) toolkit utilizes aspects of an agile delivery cycle, which focuses on achieving value added changes quickly and efficiently, one change at a time. These systematic improvement cycles are called “sprints”.  The goal of each sprint is to provide value added results for your organization approximately every 2-6 weeks and is based on the PDSA iterative quality improvement cycle.


document.png The Payment Reform Glossary

Learn more about payment reform with this comprehensive guide from the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform.

Webinars
Youtube.png MIPS Tips Recording: Looking at Cost and Year-End Readiness


pdf.png MIPS Tips: Looking at Cost and Year-End Readiness

Slide deck from our November MIPS Tips: Looking at Cost and Year-End Readiness.


Youtube.png MIPS Tips Recording: Building a Foundation for Promoting Interoperability and Timely Updates


pdf.png MIPS Tips: Building a Foundation for Promoting Interoperability & Timely Updates

Slide deck from our September MIPS Tips - Building a Foundation for Promoting Interoperability & Timely Updates.


Youtube.png MIPS Tips Recording: Making the Most of Your Improvement Activities


pdf.png MIPS Tips: Making the Most of Your Improvement Activities

Slide deck from our July 2020 MIPS Tips - Making the Most of Your Improvement Activites.


mp4.png MIPS Tips - MIPS in COVID-19 World


pdf.png MIPS Tips: MIPS in A COVID-19 World

Slide deck from our May 2020 MIPS Tips which talks about MIPS and reporting during COVID-19.


mp4.png MIPS Tips: Essentials for the 2020 MIPS Performance Period - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips: Essentials for the 2020 MIPS Performance Period

MIPS Tips: Essentials for the 2020 MIPS Performance Period - Slide Deck 


mp4.png MIPS Tips - Why MIPS is Important for Billing and Coding Professionals Jan. 30, 2019


pdf.png MIPS Tips - Jan. 30, 2020 - Why MIPS is Important for Billing and Coding Professionals

Many important issues and considerations face billing and coding staff when thinking about MIPS. Join this webinar targeted to office managers and billing and coding staff to learn more about MIPS billing and coding and how it can help your practice and clinicians improve their MIPS scores.


mp4.png MIPS Tips: 2019 Year-end Readiness and Prep for Performance Year 2020


pdf.png MIPS Tips - 2019 Year-end Readiness

MIPS Tips - 2019 Year-end Readiness and Prep for Performance Year 2020 - Slide deck 


mp4.png MIPS Tips - The Cost Category - Sept. 18, 2019


pdf.png MIPS Tips - The MIPS Cost Category - Sept. 2019
 

The MIPS Cost Category - Using your Cost Category date to achieve better health and lower cost. 


Youtube.png June 2019 MIPS Tips - June 20, 2019 - Strengthening Primary Care - Recording


pdf.png June 2019 MIPS Tips - June 20, 2019 - Strengthening Primary Care

Strengthening Primary Care for Improved Practice Performance 


mp4.png MIPS Tips - May 17, 2019 - Interoperability and the Exchange of Data - recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips May 17, 2019 - Interoperability and the Exchange of Data - slides


mp4.png MIPS Tips April 2019 - QPP for New Clinicians or Practice Managers


pdf.png MIPS Tips April 2019 - QPP for New Clinicians or Practice Managers


mp4.png MIPS Tips - March 14, 2019 - Facility-based Scoring - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - March 14, 2019 - Facility-based Scoring


mp4.png MIPS Tips - Open Office: Lessons Learned from 2017 & 2018 - Feb. 14, 2019- Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - Open Office: Lessons Learned from 2017 & 2018 - Feb. 14, 2019- Slides

This session focuses on MIPS reporting by sharing information from the 2017 feedback reports.


mp4.png MIPS Tips - Security Risk Assessment - Jan. 17, 2019 - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - Security Risk Analysis - Jan. 17, 2019 - Slide Deck

This webinar focuses on the security risk assessment (SRA), which is a common audit failure in the promoting interoperability performance category. Presenters will help you learn how to ensure your clinic has completed it accurately.


mp4.png MIPS Tips - Overview of Changes for QPP in 2019 - Dec. 13, 2018 - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - Overview of Changes for QPP in 2019 - Dec. 13, 2018 Slide Deck

CMS publishes an updated set of administrative rules regarding QPP each year. This session provides a review of the most recent set of rules affecting the 2019 Performance Year.


pdf.png MIPS Tips - MIPS Reporting Requirements Refresher: What is the Minimum to Avoid Penalty?

As we are approaching the second year of reporting, this will be a refresher on basic reporting requirement. How to make sure your EIDM account is ready to go.  We will also give some best tactics to avoid the disincentive (get to at least 15 points).


document.png MIPS Tips - QPP Cost Category and HCC Coding Overview - Oct. 25, 2018 - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - QPP Cost Category and HCC Coding Overview - Oct. 25, 2018 - Slide Deck

This session will review the measures of the cost category with an emphasis on how HCC coding is used for risk scoring. Risk scoring affects the expected cost and can have a significant impact on the ratios used for scoring.


Youtube.png MIPS Tips - Focus on Quality: Using QPP and Feedback Reports: Sept. 18, 2018 - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - Focus on Quality: Using QPP and Feedback Reports: Sept. 18, 2018 - Slide Deck

This session focuses on using QPP and feedback reports for improvement and innovations in your clinic/organization.


mp4.png MIPS Tips- Feedback Reports - Aug. 16, 2018 - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - Feedback Reports - Aug. 16, 2018 - Slide Deck

MIPS Tips - Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs): June 7, 2018 - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs): June 7, 2018 - Slides

MIPS Tips - Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs): June 7, 2018 - Slides

MIPS Tips - Year 2 Deep Dive and Aligned MIPS Strategy: May 10, 2018 - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - Year 2 Deep Dive and Aligned MIPS Strategy: May 10, 2018 - Slides

MIPS Tips - Year 2 Deep Dive and Aligned MIPS Strategy: May 10, 2018 - Slides


mp4.png MIPS Tips - MIPS & Cybersecurity: April 12, 2018 - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - MIPS & Cybersecurity: April 12, 2018

MIPS Tips - MIPS & Cybersecurity: April 12, 2018 - Slides


mp4.png MIPS Tips - March 28, 2018 Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - March 28, 2018 Slides


mp4.png MIPS Tips - March 8, 2018 - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips- March 8, 2018 -Slide Deck

MIPS Tips March 8, 2018 session - Slide Deck 


mp4.png MIPS Tips Feb. 28, 2018 - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips Feb. 28, 2018 - Slide Deck

MIPS Tips Feb. 28, 2018 - Slide Deck


mp4.png MIPS Tips - Feb. 8, 2018 - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - Feb. 8, 2018 - Slide Deck


mp4.png MIPS Tips - Jan. 24, 2018 - Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - Jan. 24, 2018 - Slide Deck

MIPS Tips - Jan, 24, 2018 - Slide Deck


mp4.png MIPS Tips - Jan. 11, 2018 Recording


pdf.png MIPS Tips - Jan. 11, 2018 Q&A Overview

All of the questions and answers that were discussed during the Jan. 11, 2018 MIPS Tips session. 


pdf.png MIPS Tips - Jan, 11, 2018 - Slide Deck

MIPS Tips - Jan, 11, 2018 - Slide Deck


mp4.png QPP Webinar Series - 2 minute Warning - Sept. 19, 2017 -Recording
 

Join this information session to understand what it means to participate in MIPS with a test, partial and full reporting submission, and the benefits to participating to the greatest extent possible this year. Leave the session with a clear plan for gathering and reporting your performance data in each MIPS category. The first part of this session will include a review of all the steps you need to take to report for 2017. The second half will be an open question and answer session with MIPS experts.


pdf.png QPP Webinar Series - 2 minute warning - Sept. 19, 2017 - Slide Deck

QPP Webinar Series - 2 minute warning - Slide Deck Webinar presented on Sept. 19, 2017 


mp4.png QPP Webinar Series - Improving Your Score with eCQI - July 11, 2017 Recording
 

This session will include information on using the eCQI process to select areas for improvement and how to use a methodology to guide the improvement process.


pdf.png QPP Webinar Series - Improving Your Score with eCQI - July 11, 2017 Slides

QPP Webinar Series - Improving Your Score with eCQI - July 11, 2017 Slides


mp4.png QPP Webinar Series - Submission and Scoring Methods - June 27, 2017 Recording

This will be an in-depth session on how to score each category.


pdf.png QPP Webinar Series - Submission and Scoring Methods - June 27, 2017 Slides

QPP Webinar Series - Submission and Scoring Methods - June 27, 2017 Slides


pdf.png QPP Webinar Series- Nine Steps to Reporting MIPS - June 20, 2017 - Slides


mp4.png QPP Webinar Series- MIPS Deep Dive: Advancing Care Information and Costs - May 23, 2017 - Recording
 

This session will include a deeper dive into two components of the MIPS portion of QPP, including costs and advancing care information. Tools you can use today to assess your costs will be reviewed, along with ways to improve interoperability.


pdf.png QPP Webinar Series- MIPS Deep Dive: Advancing Care Information and Costs - May 23, 2017 - Slides

Slides from the QPP Webinar Series- MIPS Deep Dive: Advancing Care Information and Costs - presentation on May 23, 2017


mp4.png QPP Webinar Series - MIPS Deep Dive: Quality and Improvement Activities - May 16, 2017 - Recording
 

This session will include a deeper dive into the MIPS portion of QPP, including information on how you can be successful in the MIPS program, how to choose quality measures, how to improve quality measures, documentation and reporting, and how to complete an improvement activity.


pdf.png QPP Webinar Series- MIPS Deep Dive- Quality and Improvement Activities - May 16, 2017 - Slides

Copy of the slide deck for the QPP webinar presented on May 16, 2017


mp4.png QPP Webinar Series - QPP Overview May 9, 2017- Recording

This session will include a broad overview of the QPP program including who it impacts, what it is, when it will start, how it fits into the big picture and how to be successful in the QPP program.


pdf.png QPP Webinar Series - QPP Overview May 9, 2017 - Slides

QPP Webinar Series- Slides from the overview of the Quality Payment Program webinar presented on May 9, 2017.

 

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  html.png The Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Learning Management System (LMS)

The MLN Learning Management System (LMS) gives you free 24/7 access to web-based training (WBT) courses, most of which CMS provides continuing education credit for. For a complete list of the resources, view the MLN Catalouge. If you need help with the free registration, or have other questions, access the MLN FAQ Sheet. 
Specialty Resources

Specialty Packets

Our specialty packets contain applicable measures for the Quality, Promoting Interoperability and Improvement Activities categories along with helpful scoring information. Use these as a starting point for your 2020 MIPS action plan or to review your current plan to confirm you are on the right track.
pdf.png 2020 Anesthesiology and CRNA Measures

pdf.png 2020 Cardiology Measures


pdf.png 2020 Dermatology Measures


pdf.png 2020 Emergency Medicine Measures


pdf.png 2020 General Surgery Measures


pdf.png 2020 Hospitalist Measures


pdf.png 2020 Oncology Measures


pdf.png 2020 Ophthalmology Measures


pdf.png 2020 Optometry Measures


pdf.png 2020 Orthopedic Measures


pdf.png 2020 Pathology Measures


pdf.png 2020 Physical and Occupational Therapy Measures


pdf.png 2020 Podiatry Measures


pdf.png 2020 Primary Care Measures


pdf.png 2020 Radiology Measures


pdf.png 2020 Urology Measures

CMS Specialty Packets

These specialty packets from CMS highlight measures and activities for MIPS performance categories that apply to MIPS eligible clinicians in 2020.

pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Anesthesiologists and Certified Nurse Anesthetists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Cardiologists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Chiropractors


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Clinical Psychologists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Dentists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Dermatologists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Dietitians and Nutrition Professionals


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Emergency Medicine Clinicians


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Family Medicine Clinicians


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Gastroenterologists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Nurse Practitioners


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Obstetricians and Gynecologists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Occupational and Physical Therapists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Ophthalmologists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Optometrists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Orthopedists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Pathologists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Physician Assistants


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Podiatrists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Radiologists


pdf.png 2020 Measures and Activities for Speech Language Pathologists

 

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Our Partners

Comagine Health partners in the Quality Payment Program’s Small, Underserved, and Rural Practices Support (QPP-SURS) work with Mountain-Pacific Quality Health and the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement.

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