Population Health for Front-Line Providers: A Data Driven Approach

Population Health for Front-Line Providers: A Data Driven Approach

In the webinar, Population Health for Front-Line Providers: A Data Driven Approach, Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH and Hub coach, Carolyn Brill, CPHIMS, CHP discuss population health management for a provider audience. This data driven approach includes case examples of depression in people with diabetes and efforts to improve their clinical outcomes. This webinar will explore:

User-friendly QPP Data Submission System

To report data, first log in to the QPP data submission system( using your Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) credentials. For those who have not established an EIDM account, CMS has created a step-by-step guide( to help users create one.
After logging in, the system will connect each user to the taxpayer identification number associated with his or her national provider identifier. Physicians and other eligible clinicians will report data as either  individuals or a group.

Family Physicians Weigh in to Help You Succeed with MACRA

Want to know more about MACRA? Do you want to better understand how your Medicare Part B payment will be determined?
Watch these short videos to hear family physicians John Meigs, Jr., MD, FAAFP, and Amy Mullins, MD, CPE, FAAFP, discuss MACRA, payment pathways under MACRA’s Quality Payment Program, and what you can be doing now to prepare.

MACRA and the Quality Payment Program

The MACRA law eliminated the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that had previously been used to calculate Medicare payments to physicians and had resulted in repeated threats of severe payment cuts. The law provides a more predictable Medicare payment schedule for physicians and other clinicians, while moving the payment system away from a volume-based system toward a system that rewards value. This new payment system is called the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

What's the Quality Payment Program?

What's the Quality Payment Program?

The Quality Payment Program improves Medicare by helping you focus on care quality and the one thing that matters most — making patients healthier.

Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) and the Quality Payment Program (QPP): Who Does What?

CMS promotes exceptional customer service and a “no wrong door” approach for Quality Payment Program technical assistance. No matter the point of entry, the eligible clinician will be connected to the appropriate technical assistance contractor. The process for ensuring that eligible clinicians are being supported by the appropriate technical assistance source may initially require one contractor to refer a clinician to another contractor via a warm hand-off.


Quality Improvement Score Calculator

You’ve heard about (ACOs) Accountable Care Organizations as a way to improve patient care and lower costs---but how do they actually work? HCA's Quality Improvement Score Calculator shows on a customizable financial spreadsheet how quality metrics can lead to shared savings or deficit payments. It is based on the ACO financial model the State of WA uses for their ACP program. The calculator walks you through entering estimated quality scores, costs, number of payments, and financial terms to see how much money your ACO would lose or gain.

CMS Quality Payment Program

This resource presents a quick reference flow chart to aid in understanding the Quality Payment Program and Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program System.