New Tool Improves QPP Transparency and Interoperability

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New Tool Improves QPP Transparency and Interoperability

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been diligently releasing provider education and tools on its new website, to make it easier for clinicians to participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP).
Most recently, CMS added a new tool on the www.qpp/ website that enables developers to retrieve and maintain QPP measures data. Application Program Interfaces (APIs) allow developers to build software and applications clinicians can use to facilitate measures reporting in the QPP, and more specifically the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or an Alternate Payment System (APM).

Additional QPP Resources

Providers and developers, alike, will find the QPP Education & Tools resource library useful in preparing for the QPP. On this site, you can find:

  • Links to the MIPS and APM final rule and a separate summary of key provisions
  • A link to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) — legislation that inspired the QPP
  • QPP, Small Practice, and Where Do I Go for Help? fact sheets
  • Comprehensive List of APMs, How to Design an APM, and Learn More About Improvement Activities and APMs white papers
  • A Measure Specifications fact sheet, download, and implementation guide
  • Qualified Registry Self-Nomination and QCDR Self-Nomination fact sheets
  • A video library
  • Past and upcoming webinars pertaining to MACRA and the QPP.

This site is being updated frequently, so practices should visit it on a weekly basis as they prepare the QPP performance year 2017.

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