Helping Small Practices Comply with the CMS Quality Payment Program  

Through funding from CMS, Altarum provides free, customized technical assistance to small practices on complying with the Quality Payment Program.

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Overview

Clinical practices that are small or located in rural or underserved areas often have fewer administrative resources to devote to regulatory compliance. Altarum created a resource and support center to make it effortless for such practices to comply with the CMS Quality Payment Program.

Our Approach

The cornerstone of our program is the Quality Payment Program Resource Center® website, which provides more than 26,000 clinicians across seven states in the Midwest with free, self-paced tools and resources to successfully navigate the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. We also provide direct education, guidance and support through a dedicated help desk. And using our proprietary tool MIPScast®, we help clinicians ensure they are reporting information accurately and achieving the highest possible Merit-based Incentive Payment System score for which they are eligible.

Results

In its first year of operation, Altarum’s QPP Resource Center reached all 26,548 clinicians in the region and engaged in two-way communication with more than 92 percent of them. Since its launch in July 2017, more than 1,600 provider practices have enrolled in the QPP Resource Center.

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Anya Day

Anya Day  - MPH

Director, Appropriate Care

Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Continuing Education
  • Health IT

Anya directs programs that help providers and health systems improve quality through technology, continuing education, and better coordination among care teams. She also heads up a CMS-funded project, the Quality Payment Program Resource Center, that helps thousands of small practices comply with QPP. Anya holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Beloit College and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan.