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CalHIPSO engages providers at all levels of performance for collaborative learning and action that accelerate healthcare quality improvement. Use the resources below to better understand and successfully implement the QPP.

CalHIPSO has assembled important Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Quality measure-related resources to help you stay on track.

*Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

CalHIPSO has assembled helpful IA-based resources and tools to assist you.

  • Family Medicine IA from the American College of Physicians
  • Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Training and Technical Assistance Center—Obtain PDMP-related information, including where to find your PDMP by state.
    • High Priority IA: Clinicians would attest that 60 percent for the first year, or 75 percent for the second year, of consultation of prescription drug monitoring program prior to the issuance of Controlled Substance Schedule II (CSII) opioid prescription that lasts longer than three days.
    • Medium Priority IA: Annual registration by eligible clinician or group in the prescription drug monitoring program of the state where they practice. Activities that simply involve registration are not sufficient. MIPS-eligible clinicians and groups must participate for a minimum of six months.
  • Radiology IA from  Healthcare Administrative Partners

CalHIPSO encourages your use of the following resources to help guide your understanding of ACI.

These resources are from CMS and are updated regularly as new updates come online.

  • MIPS Overview: Understanding Quality and Cost—This PPt deck includes broader topics, so scroll to slides 26–30 to focus on Cost. A YouTube recording is available of this material; scroll to 32:22 to watch the Cost-related content.

The following videos created by CMS are designed to acquaint you with the new payment models. These videos range in length from 3-10 minutes in length.

HSAG has also prepared a helpful video for providers who wish participate in the QPP without an electronic health record (EHR):

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) has prepared several tools to help you participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and to pick the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting pace that works best for you:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have assembled QPP-related resources at These materials include a MIPS Activity Fact Sheet, MIPS participation Fact Sheet, and MIPS 2017 CMS-Approved Qualified Registries Guide (112 pages).

Be sure to visit these CMS resources: