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VCSQI Update: TCPI QPP Data Submission Deadline & 2018 MIPS Requirements

Have You Submitted Your TCPI Measure Data to VCSQI Yet?

Please submit your numerator and denominator data for selected TCPI QPP measures to Eddie Fonner at cefonner@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, April 25th. If you have questions, contact Eddie at (913) 909-3140.

Choose one of the two TCPI Data Submission Templates best for your practice. Click Here 


MIPS 2018
VCSQI Webinar: Learn More About 2018 MIPS Requirements

Details on 2018 MIPS Requirements in the recorded April 20, 2018 VCSQI-led webinar

Powerpoint Slides from webinar on New MIPS Reporting Requirements accessed here


Very Important Note: Please discuss your measure selections for 2018 MIPS with Ivan, Eddie or Debbie.


New MIPS 2018 Fact Sheets Available:  


Join CMS for a Webinar on Quality Measures – How They Are Used & How You Can Be Involved

This Webinar will provide an overview of the measure development process, how the public can get involved, and the new Meaningful Measures initiative. The same session is being offered at 2 different times. CMS is looking for your feedback and participation in the quality measurement community.


APRIL 30thApplication Deadline: Apply to Participate in 2018 CMS Study on Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures to Receive Improvement Activity Credit for 2018

CMS is conducting this study to examine clinical workflows and data collection methods using different submission systems and understand the challenges clinicians face when collecting and reporting quality data to improve quality data collection and clinical care. Clinicians and groups who are eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that participate successfully in the study will receive full credit for the 2018 MIPS Improvement Activities performance category. Applications for this study will be accepted through April 30, 2018 and will be notified in spring of 2018 if selected.

Click here to begin your application.  Applicants will be notified by email of their status in spring of 2018. For more information about the study, please visit the CMS website or email MIPS_Study@abtassoc.com. You do not need to go through VCSQI to do this, but please let us know if you apply and what your status us once you are notified.


2017 MIPS Preliminary Feedback Now Available 

If you submitted data through the Quality Payment Program website, you are now able to review your preliminary (not final) performance feedback data.  Final scores will be available on July 1, 2018.  Between now and June 30, 2018, your score could change based on the following:

  • Special Status Scoring Considerations (ex. Hospital-based Clinicians)
  • All-Cause Readmission Measure for the Quality Category
  • Claims Measures to include the 60-day run out period
  • CAHPS for MIPS Survey Results
  • Advancing Care Information Hardship Application status
  • Improvement Study Participation and Results
  • Creation of performance period benchmarks for Quality measures that didn’t have a historical benchmark

Find your score and feedback on the Quality Payment Program website using the same EIDM credentials you used to submit your data for 2017.  And by the way, hold on to your EIDM user name and password for ongoing access to the QPP portal and submission of 2018 data!


April 28 is DEA’s National Take Back Day – An Opportunity for Americans to Prevent Drug Misuse & Deaths

Learn more about this opportunity to dispose of Opioids and other drugs.

Join Us for Upcoming Workgroups:  
  • Opioid Management – April 26, 1-2 pm EDT
  • Person & Family Engagement – May 3, 1-2 pm EDT


NEW – Person & Family Engagement Webinar Recording on Choosing Wisely 

Explore Choosing Wisely as a strategy for improving care and enhancing patient and family engagement. Learn how implementation of Choosing Wisely effectively engages patients at the point of care and increases shared decision making Arrive in Style. Discover how involving patient and family advisors positively impacts implementation of Choosing Wisely tools into your practice.  

Click Here:  Building Partnerships with Patients in Adoption of Choosing Wisely Tools


Quote for the Week:

“The heart of practice transformation is the TCPI Change Package. As practices adopt and embrace the concepts articulated in the Change Package, they transform to a higher level of performance. “

— LCDR Fred Butler Jr., Senior Advisor for Integration and Quality at CMS


Visit the VCSQI website and see more resources and information in the sidebar of tabs on the right. 

More resources for the CMS Quality Payment Program here.



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