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Altarum is the lead organization for the Quality Payment Program Resource Center® for the Midwest, a collaboration among 10 key partners across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

We can be your trusted source for the education and resources you need to be successful under the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Quality Payment Program. User-driven, online technical assistance for the QPP program is completely subsidized by CMS for providers in small practices (15 or fewer clinicians), and rural or underserved areas. Eligible small practices are able to join the Resource Center® web portal for free. Expert QPP Advisors are available via live chat or phone support during regular business hours to help you effectively use the tools and resources available through our portal. To sign up go to qppresourcecenter.org and click Join Now today!

Email us for more information at any time: qppinfo@altarum.org

To learn more about the QPP Resource Center® for the Midwest download our Services fact sheet.

If you are interested in more personalized support, Altarum Quality Improvement Advisory Services (QIAS) offers packages to further assist you. As part of these offerings a dedicated staff member will be assigned to your practice. These programs utilize the Resource Center® tools and educational materials but will also include direct, guided assistance, measures selection, Security Risk Analysis, and at-the-elbow registration and submission assistance. These are fee for service programs, for more information email us at: QIAdvisoryServices@altarum.org

This material was prepared by the QPP Resource Center®, the Quality Payment Program for the Midwest, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy.



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Altarum's newest tool, MIPScast®, is now available on the portal. MIPScast® is designed to easily import your actual practice data to calculate your points earned, and accurately estimate your Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, Final Score under the CMS Quality Payment Program. MIPScast® provides simple score comparisons so you can pick the quality measures, specialty set, and reporting methods that yield the highest scores across all MIPS categories. Check out the MIPScast® fact sheet to learn more.



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As part of the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN) Altarum supported organizations through patient-centric practice transformation, providing direct TA on quality reporting (e.g. PQRS), and supporting local quality improvement efforts to help prepare clinicians for participation in value-based payment systems. This TA program was available to both primary care and specialty medical providers and their office staff, and provided.

  • Direct in-office and virtual support delivered by a dedicated Quality Improvement Advisor (QIA).
  • Alignment of QI initiatives.
  • Participation in and performance reporting for CMS' Quality Payment Program (QPP).
  • TA for workflow evaluation, improving office and clinical efficiencies, and optimizing EHR use for data driven quality improvement.
  • Opportunity for free CME and MOC Part IV credits.
  • National and regional tools and resources.

The GLPTN worked with clinicians on practice-identified improvement priorities as well as targeted quality measures and other performance data to drive improvement. Examples included:

  • Medication Management (HBP control)
  • Medication Management (Anticoagulants)
  • Flu Vaccination
  • COPD Management
  • CHF Management
  • Depression screening
  • Diabetes Management
  • Other, practice-identified priorities for clinical quality improvement.
The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-003 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

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