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2018 MIPS Playbook Ready for Download

May 25th, 2018|

2018 MIPS Playbook Ready for Download
A new resource is now available to help family physicians get engaged with — and succeed in — the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS), one track of CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP).

The 2018 MIPS Playbook is available to American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) members free of charge.  This playbook

CMS Extends the MIPS 2017 Data Submission Deadline from March 31 to April 3 at 8 PM EDT

March 29th, 2018|

CMS Extends the MIPS 2017 Data Submission Deadline from March 31 to April 3 at 8 PM EDT

Email TechAssist@Qsource.org, or call us toll-free Monday to Friday at 844-205-5540 from 8:30a.m. to 5p.m. CT, to connect to the last-minute technical assistance you need.

If you’re an eligible clinician participating in the Quality Payment Program, you now

New Version of the Important Message from Medicare Form

July 25th, 2017|

New Version of the Important Message from Medicare Form
On June 7, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted new versions of the Important Message from Medicare (IM) form (CMS-R-193) and the Detailed Notice of Discharge (DND) form (CMS 10066) on the Beneficiary Notices Initiative webpage. The associated instructions for use are also available.

The

Quality Payment Program 2017 MIPS Online Course

July 25th, 2017|

Now Available: Accredited Online Course – Quality Payment Program 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System: Improvement Activities Performance Category
A new, online and self-paced overview course on the Quality Payment Program is now available through the MLN Learning Management System. Learners will receive information on:

The Improvement Activities performance category requirements, and how this category fits into

atom Alliance Hosts Dennis Wagner- Director, Quality Improvement & Innovation Group (QIIG) at CMS

November 30th, 2016|

atom Alliance and Qsource visited by CMS’s Dennis Wagner- Director, Quality Improvement & Innovation Group (QIIG)
 

We welcomed Dennis Wagner from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to our headquarters in Memphis, Tenn. recently. While in Memphis, Wagner met with patients who are taking an active role in controlling diabetes by participating in atom Alliance’s

Quality Payment Program Explained

October 19th, 2016|

Quality Payment Program Explained
Today (10/14/16), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized its policy implementing the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) incentive payment provisions in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), collectively referred to as the Quality Payment Program. The new

Transforming Clinical Practice Continuing Medical Education Module Available

September 27th, 2016|

Transforming Clinical Practice Continuing Medical Education Module Available

A new Continuing Medical Education (CME/CE) module is now available for the health care provider community. CMEs are elements of CMS’ ongoing education and outreach efforts to inform providers about the latest initiatives of the Affordable Care Act.

Transforming Clinical Practice to Provide Patient-Centered Quality Care

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Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Support and Alignment Networks 2.0

June 10th, 2016|

Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Support and Alignment Networks 2.0

Last year, an overwhelmingly bipartisan Congressional majority – with the support of the medical community and stakeholders – passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA. The law ended more than a decade of last-minute fixes and 17 potential payment “cliffs” for

CMS Proposes to Test New Medicare Part B Prescription Drug Models

March 9th, 2016|

CMS proposes to test new Medicare Part B prescription drug models to improve quality of care and deliver better value for Medicare beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to test new models to improve how Medicare Part B pays for prescription drugs and supports physicians and other clinicians in delivering higher quality care.

Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model Second Application Cycle Announcement

March 7th, 2016|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center (CMS Innovation Center) is announcing the second and final round of applications for the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model.

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