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August 18, 2017
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The Health Services Advisory Group, in partnership with the California Health Information Partnership & Services Organization (CalHIPSO), is providing no-cost technical assistance to physician offices in California to help them prepare for and participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

During the 2017 transition, eligible physicians and other clinicians have multiple options for participation. Choosing one of the three “pick your pace” options will ensure you do not receive a negative payment adjustment in 2019.

CalHIPSO will help you select the right participation “pace” for your practice, navigate the new landscape, assess performance data and stay informed about the QPP. 

Don’t wait until it’s too late! If your practice is attempting to earn a small bonus payment by reporting on a full 90 days, your performance period must begin no later than October 2, 2017. Contact CalHIPSO now to register for services and receive no-cost technical assistance.

CalHIPSO is also hosting a California Medical Association (CMA) webinar on September 20 to answer physician questions about MACRA reporting. The webinar will review the pick-your-pace options and ensure you’re satisfying the requirements of your reporting category. It will also highlight resources available to help you avoid a negative payment adjustment and identify successful strategies to improving quality care.

CMA MACRA Resource Center

To help physicians understand the payment reforms and prepare for the transition, CMA has published a MACRA resource page at MACRA. There, you will find an overview of MACRA and a comprehensive list of tools, resources and information from CMA, the American Medical Association and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


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