Please read these important requirements for QPP participation from CMS
Dear TCPi Clinician:
Welcome to the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI)! This communication serves as confirmation that you are enrolled and actively participating in TCPI to date. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased that you have chosen to participate in this transformative initiative. As you know, TCPI is a four-year initiative and its primary purpose is to assist the U.S. health care system with its critical evolution from a volume-driven, fee-for-service model, to a more efficient integrated care model by incorporating a variety of innovative payment structures that emphasize value.
Your active participation and engagement in TCPI qualifies you to receive credit for a MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) Improvement Activity in 2017. Information about MIPS can be found at https://qpp.cms.gov/mips/improvement-activities. Participation in TCPI also enables you to meet MIPS reporting requirements. Clinicians participating in TCPI will have the advantage of learning about MIPS and how to move toward participating in Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). APMs and the MIPS are both components of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). More information about QPP, APMs, and MIPS can be found at https://qpp.cms.gov/docs/QPP_Technical_Assistance_Resource_Guide.pdf.
To receive improvement activity credit for QPP, you will be required to attest to participating in improvement activities through an email sent to CMS as proof of the clinicians’ participation in the activity. The email will be entitled, “CMS Confirmation Email”. If the clinician is audited after attesting to TCPI improvement activity, this email is proof that the practice is enrolled and participating with a Practice Transformation Network (PTN) or Support and Alignment Network 2.0 (SAN 2.0).
We look forward to working with you to enhance the capability of your practice to improve quality and patient care outcomes. If you have any questions or concerns about your participation, please contact your designated PTN or SAN 2.0. In addition, more information about TCPi can be found at https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Transforming-Clinical-Practices/ or TCPI.ISCMail@us.ibm.com.
The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Team