Quality Payment Program

Guiding clinicians to success in quality payment program requirements.

Patients First

The intention of QPP is to make Medicare better by keeping patients at the center of healthcare. Changes in the program are working to streamline the reporting and participation process. CMS’ priority is to further reduce burdensome requirements so that clinicians can deliver the best possible care to patients. These changes are paving the way to improve care delivery by supporting and rewarding clinicians who improve care coordination and population health management and find new ways to engage patients and families.

Quality Payment Program Elements

  • Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
  • Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
  • Quality Measures (QMs)
  • Promoting Interoperability (PI)
  • Improvement Activities (IA)
  • Cost
Quality Payment Program Website
Quality Payment Program Website

CMS Quality Payment Program

Training Events
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Presentation Handout The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated and streamlined systems to better serve users. This month’s QPP Power Hour will highlight one of these updates by outlining the[...]
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation/Slides Handout Webinar Q&A’s Overview and Purpose: With the implementation of Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) slated for October 1, 2019, diagnosis coding will become even more important. Skilled nursing facility and hospital diagnoses will be[...]
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation Handout/Slides Overview and Purpose: The recently finalized Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) along with the Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program will have significant impact on long-term care ratings for 2019 and beyond.[...]
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation Handout/Slides Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program is underway. You’ve heard the basics for 2019; here is an opportunity for both small and large practices to get answers. Join Nebraska’s Great Plains QIN[...]
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation Handout MIPS Reporting Checklist Notice: JavaScript is required for this content. {{{ data.renderProgressBar() }}} {{{ data.renderBreadcrumbs() }}} {{{ data.renderPartTitle() }}} {{{ data.title }}} {{{ data.renderNextPrevious() }}} {{{ ( part.errors ) ? '' : ''[...]
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
All Quality Payment Program (QPP) practices and providers are invited to join our QPP Power Hour Call. This session will be an open discussion format and is an opportune time to seek clarification and guidance[...]
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation Materials As reimbursement transitions to new payment models, many healthcare providers are left wondering how is value-based care different, what programs are available, and which model is right for my practice? This month’s QPP[...]
Aug 29 @ 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[...]
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation Handout Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), there are 4 performance categories that affect future Medicare payments. Each performance category is scored by itself and has a specific weight that is part of[...]
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  Presentation/Slides Handout To view the recorded event, please complete the following form.  Additionally, if you would like assistance with the Quality Payment Program, please visit our QPP Service Center. Notice: JavaScript is required for this[...]
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), there are 4 performance categories that affect future Medicare payments. Each performance category is scored by itself and has a specific weight that is part of the MIPS[...]
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
All Quality Payment Program (QPP) practices and providers participating in the MIPS program were invited to join our Power Hour webinar. Great Plains QIN QPP Power Hour is an open discussion format for participants to[...]
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Due to technical difficulties the video of this training event is unavailable.  You can listen to the audio and download the presentation below. https://greatplainsqin.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/NETO-3-21-18-1.mp3   Presentation/Slides Handout NETO 3-21-18 Transcript The Nebraska Emergency Treatment Orders[...]
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx Virtual Training
Transcript of Recording Presentation Handout Questions and Answers   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[...]
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join experts from the American Medical Association (AMA) to learn how AMA’s extensive, evidence-based resources can lead to better health, better care and lower costs. The AMA has put together 50 free online modules on[...]
Nov 17 @ 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 guidance[...]
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[...]
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now   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[...]
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 12 @ 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 guidance[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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2019 QPP Documents & Resources


External Resources
CMS Quality Payment Program Resource Library
Quality Payment Program Year 3 Final Rule Overview 
MIPS Eligibility Fact Sheet
MIPS Quick Start Guide
MIPS Final Rule 
MIPS Final Rule Executive Summary
QPP Final Rule Overview Fact Sheet
Claims Data Submission Fact Sheet
MSSP and Quality Payment Program Interactions

Learning and Action Network

We invite you to join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network (LAN). All LAN partners will be invited to attend educational sessions on a variety of topics, have opportunities to learn from peers throughout the state and region and have access to an abundance of resources and tools. The LAN is a great opportunity to get connected and demonstrate your commitment to quality improvement.