SPECIAL NOTICE: You might be aware that Primaris’s federal funding for our free technical assistance to you as a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) with TMF has not yet been renewed. We do expect funding for the next QIN-QIO scope of work to be awarded at some point during the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, the current five-year contract for our work expires on July 17.

What does this mean for you? After July 17, there will be a gap in federally-funded assistance until the new contract is awarded.  We encourage you to contact us today to discuss ways that we can continue helping your practice. Through a separate contract, Primaris will continue assisting practices of 15 or fewer providers with Quality Payment Program (QPP) under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).  Organizations with 16 and more providers who need assistance can contact the QPP Help desk at https://qpp.cms.gov/about/help-and-support or by calling 1-866-288-8292.

Contact us today to clarify or discuss options to finding help for your practice. To learn more, click here.
You can also complete the Contact Us form on the TMF QIN-QIO website to let us know how we can best support you in the coming weeks.

We appreciate the support you have given us in our work with physician offices. These efforts have led to a more educated and confident health care staff and better health outcomes for all Medicare beneficiaries. We anticipate success in receiving the new contract and look forward to working with you later in the fall.

And remember: Primaris is still your partner in healthcare quality improvement. Click here to receive more details about QPP MIPS assistance or please contact Dorothy Andrae (dandrae@primaris.org) and she’ll answer your questions.

 

Primaris leads healthcare quality improvement initiatives for the Medicare program in Missouri as a subcontractor to TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). As part of the TMF QIN-QIO, Primaris works with Missouri providers to promote patient-centered care, make care safer and more affordable, and improve population health. These initiatives include, but are not limited to:

  • Reducing readmissions,
  • Improving hospital and physician reporting,
  • Improving diabetes self-management,
  • Improving cardiac health,
  • Improving sepsis,
  • Improving nursing home care,
  • Reducing medication harm, and
  • Improving prevention coordination through HIT.

Check out this fact sheet to learn more. Get involved. Providers, stakeholders, patients and caregivers are all encouraged to participate. Be a part of a larger regional quality improvement community by joining one or more free Learning and Action Networks. You can learn more about these opportunities on their website: www.TMFQIN.org. By becoming a network member, you will take part in significant quality improvement efforts to improve health care in your community, across the region and the nation.

For more information regarding our TMF QIN-QIO work, contact Dorothy Andrae.

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