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HSAG 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 Quality Payment Program (QPP).

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

From time to time, resources are from CMS and are updated and posted regularly as new updates come online.



For up-to-date information and guidance on QPP reporting, visit our Learning Forum Friday webpage for registration to our live training webinars and for access to our web recording archive.




QPP and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)


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Creating a HARP Account for QPP
(HARP = Healthcare Quality Information System [HCQIS] Access Roles and Profile)

HSAG has gathered relevant QPP materials and tools into one place. In addition, download a handy graphic icon for conversion into a desktop widget by following easy step-by-step instructions. To get started, review these essential tools for your state:

Opioid-related MIPS Measures

MIPS Data Validation and Audit Resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Guidehouse to conduct data validation and audits of a select number of Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians. If you are selected for data validation and/or audit, you will receive a request for information from Guidehouse. It will be sent via email or by certified mail. Please be on the lookout for this notification. You will have 45 calendar days from the date of the notice to provide the requested information. Please note, if you do not provide the requested information CMS may take further action, to include the possibility that you will be selected for future audits. The following data validation and audit resources available to support clinicians selected to participate.

Other Helpful Resources

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 2018 CMS-Approved Qualified Registries Guide.

Be sure to visit these CMS resources:

* CAHPS® = Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems®

Alternative Payment Models (APMs)