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Tools and Resources

Provider Medical Worker

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.

  • 2019 IA Fact Sheet
  • 2019 IA Validation Criteria (ZIP)
  • 2019 IA Inventory (ZIP)
  • Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Training and Technical Assistance Center—Obtain PDMP-related information, including where to find your PDMP by state.
  • Improvement Activities Related to PDMP
    • High-Priority IA: Consultation of the PDMP—Clinicians would attest to reviewing the patients' history of controlled substance prescription using state PDMP data prior to the issuance of a Controlled Substance Schedule II (CSII) opioid prescription lasting longer than 3 days. For the transition year, clinicians would attest to 60 percent review of applicable patient's history. For the Quality Payment Program Year 2 and future years, clinicians would attest to 75 percent review of applicable patient's history performance.
    • Medium-Priority IA: Annual registration in the PDMP—Annual registration by the eligible clinician or group in the PDMP 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 6 months.
  • Improvement Activities (IA) related to California PDMP (known as CURES)


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)


Quality Category

Promoting Interoperability Category

Cost Category

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:

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)