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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).

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

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:

2020 QPP Performance Feedback

MIPS Data Validation and Audit Resources

HSAG offers this resource to assist clinicians and practices in collecting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) QPP documentation, making it readily available if selected for an audit. The entity must retain all data submitted to CMS for purposes of the MIPS for six years from the end of the MIPS performance period. 

Other Helpful Resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have assembled QPP-related resources at https://qpp.cms.gov/about/resource-library

Be sure to visit these CMS resources:

Electronic Health Record (EHR) Vendor

Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs)

CMS have finalized the MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs), a participation framework that would begin with the 2022 performance period. Review the information below to learn more about the MVPs framework, and how it will help to improve the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and make the program more meaningful to clinicians and patients.