Quality Payment Program


Initiative Documents
Explanation of MACRA. Includes an infographic.Resource/InfographicMACRA Quality Payment ProgramGPQIN
MIPS Calculator - 2017 Transitional YearToolMIPS Calculator - 2017 Transitional Year
Instructional Video Coming Soon
FY 2018 Value-Based Purchasing Domain Weighting
(Payment adjustment effective for discharges from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018)
InfographicFY 2018 Hospital VBP Domain Weighting

Health Services Advisory Group
Video explanation to Quality Payment Program changesVideo Delivery System Reform: Paying for What WorksDHHS
One page guide explaining Quality Payment Program support available to small practicesResourceQPP Small Practice Support OverviewCMS
Fact sheet explaining the Quality Payment ProgramResourceQPP Overview Fact SheetCMS
Benefits of MACRA, includes payment adjustment table referenceToolThe Benefits of MACRA: Quality Payment ProgramGPQIN
Informational Flyer to Promote CMS Web-Based PQRS Measure Search ToolToolCMS Launches 2016 PQRS Measure Search ToolCMS
QPP widget files and instructions. Use these files for your website, printed materials or e-newsletters.WidgetQPP Widget Files & Instructions GPQIN
Quality Resource and Use Report (QRUR) ToolToolQuality Resource and Use Report QRUR ToolGPQIN
MIPS data submission options via individual and group reporting.ToolMIPS Data Submission OptionsGPQIN
Identify how the Immunization task can assist you in the Quality Payment ProgramResourceHow Immunizations Align with the Quality Payment ProgramGPQIN
Identify quality measures between the Quality Payment Program and QIN/QIO Task CrosswalkResourceQuality Payment Program and QIN/QIO Task CrosswalkGPQIN
Infographic mapping out the steps to identify the MIPS TrackResourceMIPS Decision Tree InfographicGPQIN
Quality Payment Program Eligibility infographicResourceEligibility - Decision Tree InfographicGPQIN
How the Antibiotic Stewardship Program can help you meet Quality Payment Program RequirementsResourceHow the Antibiotic Stewardship Program can help you meet Quality Payment Program RequirementsGPQIN
Learn how Diabetes Care can assist you in the Quality Payment ProgramResourceHow Diabetes Care can help you meet Quality Payment Program RequirementsGPQIN
A Quick Start Guide to
the Merit-based Incentive
Payment System (MIPS)
ResourceMIPS GuideGPQIN
Identify how the Cardiac Care task can assist you in the Quality Payment ProgramResourceQPP Cardiac Health CrosswalkGPQIN
Updated May 15th, 2015 - If you participate in any of the following incentive programs offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services use this worksheet to calculate the various payment adjustments that affect your provider: Meaningfule Use (MU); Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS); Value-Base Payment Modifier (VBM). ToolMedicare Payment Adjustment CalculatorGPQIN
Information regarding the Physician Value‐Based Payment Modifier. What is it? Who is Affected? What is Quality Tiering?ToolPhysician Value Based Modifier 2015CMS Value Based Purchasing Program
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  All Quality Payment Program (QPP) practices and providers, participating in the MIPS program, are invited to join our Office Hour call. Office Hours is an open discussion format for participants to seek clarification and[...]
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Triple Aim of healthcare improvement historically has not addressed the providers critical role in transforming healthcare. Therefore, there is a new call to emphasize the original three goals plus adding the goal of improving[...]
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Webinar Playback   Overview and Purpose: The Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Strategy is a framework for quality improvement developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to use data for action to[...]
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
A Great Plains QIN collaboration with Telligen QPP SURS and the Telligen QIN-QIO. You may have heard about the Final Score for MIPS, but have you ever wondered just how CMS will calculate that score?[...]
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Would you like to earn the highest MIPS score you can achieve for your practice? Are you selecting the right quality measures? Do you know how well you are performing against the CMS benchmarks? Have you[...]
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Presentation Handout   Overview and Purpose: With the re-baseline of the NHSN health care infections data, proper use of TAP reports is essential for identifying high-impact change areas. In addition, ensuring  correct mapping techniques is critical[...]
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Overview and Purpose: This webinar is a presentation of the MIPS Alternate Payment Models (APMs) and Advanced APMs Overview. This presentation will review what an APM is, the difference between the MIPS APM and an[...]
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Overview and Purpose: This webinar is a presentation of the MIPS Alternate Payment Models (APMs) and Advanced APMs Overview. This presentation will review what an APM is, the difference between the MIPS APM and an[...]
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout Overview Achieving optimal EHR utilization in the management of various populations of patients is necessary to ensure success in the changing delivery and payment environment. However, understanding what that looks[...]
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback   HCAHPS Presentation Overview Struggling with your pain management metric and HCAHPS? Join us as Melanie Simpson discusses effective strategies that have been successfully employed to improve perception of pain management with[...]
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback   QRUR Introduction Presentation Overview: This educational learning event is Part Two of the PQRS Series as offered by Great Plains Quality Innovation Network. Conversation continued on changes that are forthcoming with[...]
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation Handout Start WebEx Playback Electronic Health Records (EHRs) can improve population health outcomes by efficiently collecting data in a form that can be shared across multiple healthcare organizations and leveraged for quality improvement and[...]
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx
Start WebEx Playback PQRS: What’s is NEW in 2016   Overview and Purpose: This webinar is intended to provide healthcare professionals with up-to-date and accurate information on PQRS for the 2016 reporting year. Important resources[...]
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Download Event Flyer Download Presentation Handouts Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) billing for provider services under Method II are responsible for reporting quality data to Medicare under the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).[...]
Jan 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Start WebEx Playback   Presentation Handout   WebEx Overview This WebEx will offer information on the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015” (or MACRA) signed into law on April 16, 2015 and the new[...]
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm WebEx
Overview of final rule changes, discuss NHSN healthcare personnel vaccination entry, review ASC measures, share tools/resources and have open discussion on any other Hot Topic items. Start WebEx Playback   Download Presentation Questions Contact: SOUTH DAKOTA: Nancy[...]
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network Learning and Action Network (LAN) Hot Topic Call Start WebEx Playback View Presentation Handouts CAUTI Evaluation Tool for Cause Root Analysis See How One Hospital Reduced Their CAUTIs Significantly To[...]
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm WebEx
Start WebEx Playback Purpose: To review the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program. Learn how to read your Hospital Specific Reports and make sense of them for your facility. There will also be time for an open[...]
Jan 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm WebEx
Start WebEx Playback WebEx Overview The CY 2015 Physician Fee Schedule final rule with comment period was placed on display at the Federal Register on October 31, 2014.  This final rule included a number of[...]