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: firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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.
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: