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HSAG to Provide Support for Small Practices in CMS Quality Payment Program

Friday, February 17, 2017

Phoenix, AZ—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a contract to Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) to help small practices in Arizona, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

This technical assistance, authorized and funded under MACRA, brings direct support to thousands of Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians in small practices with 15 or fewer clinicians, including small practices in rural locations, health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas across the country. The direct technical assistance is available immediately, free to all MIPS eligible clinicians, and will deliver support for up to a five-year period.

Visit the QPP Service CenterHSAG will provide customized technical assistance to MIPS eligible clinicians as a part of the Small, Underserved, & Rural Support (SURS) program, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Conveying the MIPS expectations and timelines
  • Explaining the MIPS feedback report
  • Creating a MIPS-score improvement plan
  • Evaluating practice readiness for joining an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM)
  • Assessing and optimizing health information technology
  • Supporting change management and strategic planning
  • Developing and disseminating education and training materials
  • Enabling peer-to-peer learning and local partnerships

For more information and to view a list of participating organizations across the United States, please click here.

For more information on the Quality Payment Program, visit or contact the Quality Payment Program by calling 1.866.288.8292 or emailing