Quality Improvement for Institutions

Quality Payment Program

The Quality Payment Program (QPP), created under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, establishes new ways to reimburse clinicians who treat Medicare patients, based on value rather than volume. Hospitals and affiliated cardiovascular professionals participating in ACC’s NCDR registries can take advantage of several tools and offerings to help meet QPP requirements. 

(Learn more about QPP.)

Don’t MIPS Out!

  • The ACC's Reduce the Risk: PCI Bleed and Professional Data Portfolio App count as Improvement Activities under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) –  two ways clinicians can participate in the QPP. In addition, clinicians affiliated with hospitals participating in ACC's CathPCI Registry or Chest Pain – MI Registry may be eligible to earn MIPS Improvement Activity credit if the facility submits COVID-19 data for patients in these registries. You can claim a Quality Campaign Participation Certificate by taking ACC's MIPS survey. To claim a COVID-19 Participation Certificate you can take ACC's COVID-19 MIPS survey. Learn more.
  • The ACC and Veradigm's PINNACLE Registry® and Diabetes Collaborative Registry® have been approved as a single Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the 2020 MIPS Program Year, offering participating practices a free and easy solution to report MIPS data in 2020. Practices currently submitting data via the PINNACLE Registry and/or the Diabetes Collaborative Registry can choose to have the registries submit MIPS data to CMS on their behalf for free.

Click here to learn about using the ACC and Veradigm's PINNACLE Registry® and Diabetes Collaborative Registry®.

Special Offering: Understanding Total Cost of Care: Definitions, Organization Responsibility and Preparing for the Future

MedAxiom's Jerry Blackwell, MD, MBA, FACC, President & CEO, and Ginger Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, FACC, EVP of Care Transformation, discuss total cost of care and how organizations are being measured on it. The webinar also provides a comparison between the cost to an organization for care delivery and cost to the payer and patient for receiving care. Experts also review value-based reimbursement models and why total cost of care is so important as we prepare for the future.

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