January 2019

Year 2 Data Submission

The QPP data submission period for Year 2 (2018) began on January 2, 2019.
You can log-in to the QPP website to upload data files and attest for Improvement Activities and/or Promoting Interoperability. Data may be added and submitted by April 2, 2019 , at 7:00 p.m. CST to receive credit.

If you need assistance, please contact us Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST at 1-844-358-4021 or qpp-surs@telligen.com. Telligen will host a data submission webinar on January 16 , from noon to 1 p.m. CT. See below for more information and registration.

New QPP Log-In System Replaces EIDM

CMS is creating a one-stop shop for clinicians and practices looking to manage their data from one location. Going forward, users will manage their reporting access; including user IDs and passwords, directly through the QPP website.

Current users will log-in using your regular EIDM credentials. New users will create their account from the QPP log-in page by clicking on the “Register” link. This will direct new users to CMS’ new secure identity management portal – the HCQIS Access Roles and Profile system.

More information for creating a new account is available in the QPP Access User Guide.

Upcoming Webinars: Mark Your Calendar

January 15 & 17
CMS LAN: MIPS 101 Overview
A panel of experts who work with small practices and are familiar with MIPS will share their experiences. This event is designed for newly eligible MIPS clinicians in small practices, and those wanting a high-level overview of the program.

Register Now: Tuesday, January 15 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., CT
Register Now: Thursday, January 17 from 10:00 to 11 a.m., CT

January 16 Noon to 1 p.m. CT
Telligen QPP: Deep Dive into Data Submission for Year 2
Join the Telligen QPP-SURS team as we walk you through the data submission process step-by-step. We will provide an overview and assistance to help ease the submission process. Register Now!

January 24; Noon t o 1 p.m., CT
Telligen QPP: Developing Provider Collaborative Care Agreements
Please join Telligen’s guest speaker, MGMA’s Pamela Ballou-Nelson, as she
outlines a framework for better communication and safer transitions of care between primary care and specialty providers. Register Now!


February 13; Noon t o 1 p.m., CT
Telligen QPP Year 3: We Have the Answers . . . Call In and See!
Join in a conversation with Nebraska’s Great Plains QIN and Telligen SURS to review FAQs about MIPS Year 3. Register Now!


February 19 & 21
CMS LAN: Submitting Your 2018 MIPS Data
Preparing small practices for the upcoming submission deadline.
Register Now: Tuesday, February 19 from 10 to 11 a.m., CT
Register Now: Thursday, February 21 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., CT

Your Telligen Team: Meet Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith, Program Support at Telligen

Hello, my name is Kelly Smith and I’m the newest member of the Telligen QPP team. This summer and fall, I had the opportunity to intern at Telligen and work closely with Michelle Brunsen and the rest of the Telligen QPP team.

This May, I graduate with a degree in Health Information Technology and excited to continue working with the QPP teams at Telligen. I have a daughter and son who are very active, so I spend a lot of time at meets, games and concerts.

I also enjoy sewing, gardening and hiking. I am excited to get to know and
work with you this year!

Now Available: Opioids Training Modules

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention launched two opioid training
sessions to support providers in safer prescribing of opioids for chronic pain.

The modules are part of a series of interactive online training that feature CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, clinical scenarios, tools and resource libraries to enhance learning. The modules offer free continuing education.

Determining Whether to Initiate Opioids for Chronic Pain: Identify and
consider important patient factors when starting or continuing opioid
therapy

Implementing CDC’s Opioid Prescribing Guideline into Clinical Practice: Walk through a quality improvement process using the set of 16 clinical measures outlined in Quality Improvement and Care Coordination:
Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic
Pain

View additional modules in the series on the CDC Interactive Training Series webpage.

New: Resources for Eligible Clinicians

CMS QPP resources are available at in the QPP resource library. Listed below are the resources that have been added or updated in the last month. Please visit the webinar library to view past CMS QPP webinars.

MIPS Tip: Quality Measures 12 or 141

January is national glaucoma awareness month. If you treat patients with glaucoma, you may be able to report on quality measures 12 or 141.

This material was prepared by Telligen QPP-SURS Resource Center, the Quality Payment
Program for Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, under contract with the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS
policy. HHSM-500-2017-00012C.

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