As the first performance year of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) moves into September, the last 90-day period for partial year reporting is approaching quickly. Clinicians who want to participate for a partial year and possibly earn a positive Medicare payment adjustment in 2019 need to begin taking steps now and prepare to capture data starting no later than October 3. (90 days left till year-end.)

Kentucky Regional Extension Center is here to support your efforts. We provide:

MACRA Individualized Assistance: We offer support to healthcare organizations and leaders that will help them assess the current opportunities under MACRA as well as other payment models, identify gaps in critical capabilities and develop an individualized plan to master the move to value-based care. Individualized assistance includes: in-person and remote education, in-depth gap analysis and action plan, ongoing support for improvement, and assistance with registration, data submission and attestation.

FREE QPP Support for Small, Rural, Underserved Practices: Through a CMS contract, Kentucky REC provides free, high-level assistance to eligible clinicians as they navigate participation in the Quality Payment Program. The newly established Quality Payment Program Resource Center™ is focused on supporting providers in small practices (15 or fewer Eligible Clinicians), especially those in rural or underserved areas.

To sign up, go to and click Join Now! Once you have joined the Resource Center™ web portal, our expert QPP Advisors are available via live chat, email, or phone support during regular business hours to help you effectively use the resources and guidance available through our portal and help you understand MIPS reporting requirements.