Quality Payment Program Updates from CMS

The following are updates from the CMS email list services on the Quality Payment Program. Visit qpp.cms.gov to learn more about QPP and the modernization of Medicare through The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) which ended the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.

QCDR and Qualified Registry Self-Nomination Process for Vendors Webinar
Title: 2018 QCDR and Qualified Registry Quality Payment Program Self Nomination Process for Vendors
When: Wednesday, August 30, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
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The webinar is for EHR Vendors, Qualified Registries, QCDR’s, Vendor Technology and Product Leads and will provide a Qualified Registry Overview, QCDR Overview, resources, 2018 JIRA Self-Nomination Demonstration, and Q&A. For more information Visit qpp.cms.gov to learn more about the QCDR and qualified registry self-nomination process for vendors visit qpp.cms/gov.

Participate in Quality Payment Program Website Testing
CMS wants the Quality Payment Program website to meet the needs of the clinician community, by providing streamlined access to information and minimizing undue burdens for program participation. They are inviting representatives from organizations of all sizes to assess current and future functionality of the website, as well as make recommendations for improvements. They are looking for Medicare clinicians, Practice managers, Administrative staff, and EHR and Registry vendors. If interested, please email Partnership@cms.hhs.gov to participate in a one-on-one feedback session.

CAPG Educational Series 2017: Quality Payment Program Webinars with CMS
Title: Improvement Activities – How to Select Measures and Position Your Organization for APMs
When: September 15, 2017, 12:00pm -1:30pm PT / 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET
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Subject matter experts from CMS will provide an overview of the Improvement Activities performance category under the Quality Payment Program.CAPG will have its members cover key implementation steps for physicians and physician organizations starting on this important transition. The members will tell the audience about the rationale behind their strategy and any implications this will have on their organization. Learn more.