The Kentucky REC provides free, high-level assistance to eligible clinicians as they navigate participation in the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The Kentucky REC serves as the state-level coordinating entity for Kentucky under contract with CMS to help clinicians in small practices (with 15 or fewer Eligible Clinicians), especially those in rural or underserved areas, to participate in QPP. The Kentucky REC also participates in a 7-state regional coalition led by the Altarum Institute and funded by CMS that has established the Quality Payment Program Resource Center™ to bring the best minds together across our region to identify issues and offer support to clinicians participating in QPP. This includes:
- Straightforward, self-directed resources and tools
- Up-to-date materials reviewed for accuracy and usability
- Expert Quality Payment Program Advisors available via live chat or phone support
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KENTUCKY REC QPP NEWS
One of the goals of the Quality Payment Program is for providers to move into what are called Advanced Alternative Payment Models. In Year 4 of the QPP, clinicians who meet the billing and/or patient thresholds in an Advanced APM are still eligible for the 5% lump sum...
CMS ANNOUNCES RELIEF FOR CLINICIANS, PROVIDERS, HOSPITALS, AND FACILITIES PARTICIPATING IN QUALITY REPORTING PROGRAMS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
UPDATED APRIL 3, 2020 On Sunday March 22, 2020, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities participating in Quality Reporting Programs as a response to COVID-19. These relief efforts include the...
Under the 1135 waiver authority and Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, CMS has expanded access to Medicare telehealth services for beneficiaries. This response is in an effort to ensure that all beneficiaries, particularly those at...