Quality Payment Program

Quality Payment Program


The Quality Payment Program (MIPS) support under CMS’ Quality Payment Program Support for Small, Rural and Underserved practices (QPP-SURS) has transitioned from the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) to Alliant Health Solutions. Alliant Health Solutions will provide no cost technical assistance to small practices with 15 or fewer clinicians at no cost to the practices/clinicians.

Eligible participating practices may earn a positive MIPS payment adjustment for 2020 if their 2020 data is submitted by March 31, 2021. If your practice participates in an Advanced APM in 2020, you may earn a 5% incentive payment in 2021. MIPS-eligible clinicians opting to not participate will receive a 7% reduction in payment for submission year 2020.

Support for Small Practices

Practices with 15 or fewer clinicians (under one tax ID number), including those in rural locations, health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas are a crucial part of the health care system. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) provides direct technical assistance to help Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians participate in the Quality Payment

This initiative is comprised of local, experienced individuals that will help clinicians:

  • Select & report on appropriate measures and activities to satisfy requirements of each MIPS performance category – Quality, Improvement Activities, Advancing Care Information and Cost
  • Engage in continuous quality improvement
  • Optimize health information technology (HIT)
  • Evaluate options for joining an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM)

The Alliant QPP Support Network is funded by CMS to assist small practices in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina to successfully participate in the Quality Payment Program. Whether you are new to MIPS or have experience working on MIPS, we can help.

Contact us at QPPSURS@AlliantQuality.org.

The resources below are separated into 3 areas – resources that are not specific to a particular year, MIPS 2020 resources and MIPS 2021 resources. Please scroll down this page to see the entire library of resources posted.

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Alliant is working the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) and Morehouse School of Medicine to examine the adoption and use of Digital Health Tools (DHTs) by primary care clinicians in your state.
We are prioritizing clinicians serving underserved communities in the southeast region due to the prevalent health disparities and poor health outcomes experienced by residents of these communities, with a particular focus on diabetes and maternal morbidity and mortality. As highlighted by the disparate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on minority and underserved communities, it is vital that the clinicians serving these communities have the tools and resources they need.
As such, we would like to ask for your assistance in promoting the DHTs survey to clinicians affiliated with your organization. Participants will receive a $50 gift card by completing the survey. Although the survey focuses on Primary Care physicians, this is not restrictive and other specialties are invited to participate.

MIPS Resources

The resources below are separated into three areas – Resources that are applicable to all years, MIPS 2020 resources and MIPS 2021 resources.