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If you’ve been accessing the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website as often as ChiroTouch has, you may have noticed the enhancements made to the website over the past few weeks.
Why the Changes?
In an attempt to entice providers to familiarize themselves with the reporting requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making the information on their website easier to understand, regardless of your participation status in 2017. The information is presented well, and the site is very user-friendly. Emails are sent touting the resources and site improvements!
The updated QPP site is now much easier to navigate than many of the resources that were provided for the previous reporting programs. This has effectively narrowed the gap between provider and reporting information. One helpful resource that was added was the ability to check your participation eligibility right on the main page. This is invaluable to providers planning their approach to the QPP. You may not be eligible to participate in 2017. However, the site can be used in preparation for reporting in upcoming years.
In addition, you can now view a simple, graphic breakdown of the program. Also, you can review information on the two available tracks, MIPS and APMs. This can be found through the dropdown menu on the main toolbar. You also can access past CMS Webinars and Educational Programs, find the legislation and rules, and review the Documents & Downloads section for a wealth of information, including fact sheets, measure specifications sheets and guides to reporting.
CMS is promising to listen to those who are reporting. This is in hopes that the program can be improved based on provider feedback. If you have not yet subscribed to emailed updates you can do so by clicking here, and entering your email under Subscribe to Updates toward the bottom of the page. Once subscribed you will receive emails whenever new update to the program and new additions to the site are available. This is the most beneficial way to keep yourself informed.