• Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:06 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    The data submission deadline for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in Year 2 (2018) of the Quality Payment Program is two weeks away. Data can be submitted and updated any time until 8:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

    CMS Web Interface users need to report their Quality performance category data by 8:00 p.m. EST on March 22, 2019. Clinicians who reported Quality measures via Medicare Part B claims can sign in to qpp.cms.gov to view current performance based on claims that have been processed by your Medicare Administrative Contractor.

    If you are working with a third-party intermediary to submit data on your behalf, we encourage you to sign in to the Quality Payment Program website during the submission period and review the submission for accuracy. Data cannot be resubmitted after the submission period closes.

    How to Sign-in to the Quality Payment Program Data Submission System to View or Submit Data

    To sign in to qpp.cms.gov and submit data (or view data submitted on your behalf), you need:

    • An account (user ID and password)

    • Access to your organization

    If you’ve signed in to qpp.cms.gov before or have an account with one of the PV/PQRS roles that lets you submit QPP data, you can use those credentials (user ID and password) to sign in at https://qpp.cms.gov/login.

    If you’ve never signed in to qpp.cms.gov before, or don’t have an account with one of the PV/PQRS roles that lets you submit QPP data, you’ll need to create an account before you can sign in. Review the QPP Access User Guide and click Register on the sign in page so you can sign in to submit, or view, data.

    Note: Clinicians who are not sure if they are eligible to participate in the Quality Payment Program can check their eligibility status using the QPP Participation Status Tool.

    For More Information

    To learn more about how to submit data, please review the 2018 MIPS data submission FAQs, User Guide and video series available in the QPP Resource Library.


    If you have questions about how to submit your 2018 MIPS data, contact:

    • The Quality Payment Program by phone: 1-866-288-8292/TTY: 1-877-715-6222; or email: QPP@cms.hhs.gov

    • Your local technical assistance organization

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:15 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Date: Thursday, March 28th 2019

    Time: 12:0 PM ET - 1:00PM ET


  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:12 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

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    Being aware of the timelines and deadlines for QPP and any revisions to the performance categories, data collection, and submission requirements are important for successful participation in the program. This webinar will highlight timelines, deadlines and any updates for QPP 2019 and list steps you can take to prepare for reporting.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:10 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

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    The Quality Payment Program (QPP) provides two participation tracks for clinicians: Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).

    An Advanced APM offers a 5% incentive for achieving threshold levels for payments or patients. If you achieve these thresholds, you are excluded from the MIPS reporting requirements and payment adjustment.

    Most Advanced APMs are also MIPS APMs. MIPS Eligible clinicians participating in Advanced APMs can participate in MIPS if they do not meet the threshold for payments or patients sufficient to become a Qualifying APM Participant (QP). MIPS eligible clinicians receive special MIPS scoring under the APM scoring standard.

    This webinar will help your practice/organization understand how to participate in an APM, how to become a QP, and how to earn an incentive payment or qualify as a MIPS APM to receive special MIPS scoring.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:09 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

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    During the 2019 MIPS performance year, CMS will give MIPS eligible clinicians who are facility-based and working primarily in hospital settings, an opportunity for their Quality and Cost performance category scores to be based on a hospital’s performance under the Hospital Value-based Purchasing (VBP) Program. CMS’ goal for measuring performance at the facility level is to reduce reporting burden for MIPS eligible clinicians who are facility-based.

    This webinar addresses the following questions:

    • How will CMS determine who is facility-based?
    • What are the data submission requirements for clinicians who are determined to be facility-based?
    • How does this impact Quality and Cost performance category scores?
    • Will there be an opportunity to preview whether you are facility-based?

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:09 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

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    Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

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    Now that MIPS is in its third year, many small practice clinicians and practice managers have developed methods and processes to maximize their success and efficiency meeting MIPS requirements. For those new to MIPS or seeking to improve their MIPS score this year, interacting with successful clinicians and practice managers will provide valuable insights, including advice and suggestions on how to succeed in MIPS while continuing to effectively serve your community and meet financial goals. This event features a panel of solo and small practice clinicians, practice managers and experts that have learned how to succeed in MIPS. Join us for a roundtable event to discuss topics such as strategically choosing reporting options, efficiently using EHRs and registries, choosing the most valuable and impactful quality measures and improvement activities, and how MIPS work can be aligned with helping your patients and practice succeed.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:08 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

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    Under the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CMS determines if a MIPS eligible clinician, group, or virtual group will receive “Special Status” by retrieving and analyzing Medicare Part B claims data. Those with a Special Status qualify for reduced reporting requirements in certain performance categories. Special Status circumstances are applicable for the following:

    • Practicing in a rural area or Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
    • Being non-patient facing, hospital-based, or ambulatory surgical center (ASC)-based
    • Being a small practice

    This webinar will provide information on how the 2019 Special Status is calculated and how Special Status effects reporting requirements.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:07 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

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    Join us as IPRO’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) Support Team explains how to find the value within Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). You will hear how the MIPS design is financially and clinically integrated and can be used to improve clinical outcomes for your patients.

    Our panel of expert Clinical Practice Advisors will review:

    • How the QPP came to be and where it is headed.
    • How MIPS can help improve clinical outcomes for your patients.
    • How to get MIPS credit for work you are already doing (e.g., Prescription Drug Monitoring Program participation counts toward MIPS points in Improvement Activities).
    • How incentives (or penalties) will increase over time.
    • Why it is important to reach for your highest score.
    • How to participate without an EHR and still score 100 points!

    …and more!

    Join our team of experts & your peers to learn how to succeed in MIPS and obtain a positive payment adjustment.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:06 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST

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    Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

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    As small practices and solo practitioners prepare to submit their 2018 MIPS data while also preparing for MIPS Year 3, we understand that you may have unique challenges and questions. Understanding how small practices performed in previous years may help you better prepare for MIPS this year. This event features a panel of experts that understand MIPS and work regularly with small practices to help them succeed in MIPS. Join us for an open Question and Answer Town Hall event where panelists will present preliminary 2017 conclusions about small practice participation in MIPS and answer frequently asked questions by small group practices—including questions posed by people registering for the event and those participants during the event.

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