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General Quality Payment Program Tools and Resources

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ACP MACRA-Related Resources

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has assembled an array of resources concerning the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Education, MACRA news, implementation resources, and advocacy articles are presented at the ACP MACRA/Quality Payment Program webpage.

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CMS Priorities in Health System Transformation: A Review of the Quality Payment Program

Watch this 90-minute webinar on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP). Our guest speaker is Dr. Ashby Wolfe, Chief Medical Officer from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Region 9. After viewing this webinar, participants will be...

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CMS Quality Payment Program

Visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website to learn more about the Quality Payment Program. Specifically, get details on the proposed rule concerning parts of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) from their fact sheets, press release, blog, and...

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How Patient Portals Profit Providers

Both patient engagement and retention are supported through patient portal use, as explained in this article. Tips on how to implement and optimize the user experience are detailed.

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HSAG QPP Service Center

HSAG is here to help you understand and successfully implement the Quality Payment Program (QPP). We will help you navigate the new landscape, assess performance data, and stay informed no matter where you practice. Visit our dedicated service center, and contact us to register for services to...

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MACRA: More Approved Registries to Ease MIPS Reporting for Specialists

Qualified Clinical data registries (QCDRs) are increasing in number, which should make it easier for physicians to report under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Read more at the HealthLeaders media article.

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Medical School Curriculum Shifts to Value-Based Care

In this Forbes article, the writer describes a shift taking place in medical schools where the curriculum features classes that emphasize value-based care. Associated with this shift, the author notes the onset of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 known as “MACRA,” and the new...

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New Medicare Cards

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), through the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), recently mailed letters to all Medicare Fee-For-Service providers about its work to assign new numbers (known as Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers or MBIs) and issue new Medicare cards to...

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Revised Medicare Accountable Care Organization Program

On June 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program, one of CMS' accountable care organization initiatives. This article reviews the primary elements of the rule in the context of several major themes.

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Survey Suggests Doctors Are Rapidly Adopting Chronic Care Management Program

A recent poll undertaken by Smartlink Health Solutions of 438 physicians, practice managers, and health system executives revealed that almost half of those who expect to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) will likely participate for a full year. Moreover, 41 percent of...

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