The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is giving out millions of dollars to help small practices succeed in the QPP. What is the QPP? Well, it’s the Quality Payment Program, silly, and it is more elusive than the unicorn or Bigfoot. Here is the plan:
These groups will provide hands-on training to help thousands of small practices, especially those in historically under-resourced areas, including those that are rural, have a shortage of health professionals, or are medically underserved. For example, clinicians will receive help choosing and reporting on quality measures, as well as guidance with all aspects of the program, including supporting change management and strategic planning and assessing and optimizing health information technology. The training and education resources will be available immediately, nationwide, and will be provided at no cost to eligible clinicians and practices.
So, let’s summarize. Docs in “historically” under-resourced, rural areas who are overwhelmed will get to learn about reporting quality measures, supporting strategic planning and optimizing health information technology.
And all the docs really want is some extra help in the clinic and more pay for a brutal job.
Sounds like a winner! Thank you, government.