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HSAG engages providers at all levels of performance for collaborative learning and action that accelerate healthcare quality improvement. Use the resources below to better understand and successfully implement the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

HSAG encourages your use of the following resources to help guide your understanding of Promoting Interoperability (PI) (formerly known as ACI).

HSAG has assembled helpful Improvement Activity (IA)-based resources and tools to assist you.

From time to time, resources are from CMS and are updated and posted regularly as new updates come online.

QPP and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)


Creating a HARP Account for QPP
(HARP = Healthcare Quality Information System [HCQIS] Access Roles and Profile)

HSAG has gathered relevant QPP materials and tools into one place. In addition, download a handy graphic icon for conversion into a desktop widget by following easy step-by-step instructions. To get started, review these essential tools for your state:

MIPS Data Validation and Audit Resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Guidehouse to conduct data validation and audits of a select number of Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians. If you are selected for data validation and/or audit, you will receive a request for information from Guidehouse. It will be sent via email or by certified mail. Please be on the lookout for this notification. You will have 45 calendar days from the date of the notice to provide the requested information. Please note, if you do not provide the requested information CMS may take further action, to include the possibility that you will be selected for future audits. The following data validation and audit resources available to support clinicians selected to participate.

Other Helpful Resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have assembled QPP-related resources at

Be sure to visit these CMS resources:

Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs)

CMS have finalized the MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs), a participation framework that would begin with the 2022 performance period. Review the information below to learn more about the MVPs framework, and how it will help to improve the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and make the program more meaningful to clinicians and patients.