CMS awarded $20 million to 11 organizations for the 1st year of a 5-year program to provide QPP training for clinicians in individual or small group practices of 15 or fewer. The AMA supported this technical assistance when MACRA was being drafted and urged the administration to award these funds. CMS will award a total of $100 million over the 5 years.
Awardees will assist practices, at no charge, with the following types of activities:
- Conveying expectations and timelines for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
- Evaluating practice readiness
- Assessing and optimizing health information technology
- Supporting change management and strategic planning