Get the help you need to succeed in the QPP

TMF Health Quality Institute, a leading non-profit health care consulting company based in Austin, Texas, has been contracted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help small medical practices in generally underserved areas prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), which was established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.

The QPP is a new approach to paying physicians and clinicians who treat Medicare beneficiaries, and it contains two tracks: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Models. Through MIPS, clinicians will be paid for providing medical care based on four performance categories: advancing care information, improvement activities, cost and quality of care.

TMF will provide technical assistance and services for practices in a region comprising Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas. This technical assistance brings support to thousands of MIPS-eligible clinicians in small practices with 15 or fewer clinicians, including small practices in rural locations, health professional shortage areas and medically underserved areas. The direct technical assistance is available immediately, free to all MIPS-eligible clinicians, and will deliver support and resources for the next five-years.   

For more information about QPP and how to access educational resources and technical support, please visit or You can also contact TMF to request free assistance by emailing

This material was prepared by TMF Health Quality Institute, the Quality Payment Program for Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas, 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. TMF-QPPSURS-17-03