This resource center provides guidance and support to help you navigate the Quality Payment Program (QPP), avoid Medicare pay cuts, and earn incentives.
QPP is an annual Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services program that affects Medicare payment two years later.
Under QPP, and as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), physicians choose between:
To find out if you are eligible and required to participate in MIPS, check the QPP lookup tool. When you review your profile, take note of any designation assigned to you under “other reporting factors” (e.g., small practice, rural practice, health professional shortage area, facility-based) and learn what these factors mean to your practice. If you have questions about your participation status, contact the QPP Service Center at (866) 288-8292, or by email at QPP[at]cms[dot]hhs[dot]gov.
Review the QPP timeline and stay on top of MIPS and APM deadlines, snapshots, and milestones.
The Physicians Advocacy Institute offers a MACRA QPP physician education initiative and separate resource center to make the program easier to understand. The website is free, designed for all levels of physician knowledge on the MACRA QPP, and complements TMA’s MACRA Resource Center. Visit the MACRA QPP Resource Center to access free resources and subscribe to the QPP Roundup newsletter.
Learn about the Quality Payment Program using TMA, American Medical Association, and CMS resources and tools.
Texas Medical Association
Medicare QPP Physician Education Initiative
Alphabet Soup: A MACRA Glossary and Acronym Guide
American Medical Association
Medicare Quality Payment Program
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Quality Payment Program: Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Models
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
How to Propose Your Own Physician-Focused Payment Model under MACRA
Explore the list of federally funded initiatives to help you transition to MIPS or APMs. All services are available to physicians and group practices at no or low cost.
CMS Quality Payment Program Help and Support
Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative
Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network
The Innovation Center’s Learning Systems
Participate in MACRA activities, propose your own measures and activities, or give feedback.
Participate in Field Testing and Provide Feedback on Cost Measures
Comment on Physician-Focused Payment Model Proposals
TMA EHR Adoption Resources
Read the Latest MACRA News
Got MACRA questions, call or email the Knowledge Center
To help you get the best information possible, TMA has identified direct links to MACRA news, resource centers, education, and advocacy from national specialty societies. Visit your specialty society online for information specific to your specialty, setting, and practice.
See our list.
Learn about MACRA and the QPP and earn CME credits.
CMS Quality Payment Program Webinar Library
Subscribe to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) email lists to stay informed of new policies or changes to relevant Medicare programs and for the latest MACRA information.
QPP Resource Library
CMS EHR Incentive Program Listserv
CMS Open Door Forums
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