The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently funded a program to provide on-the-ground training and education about the Quality Payment Program for clinicians in individual or small group practices of 15 clinicians or fewer. Local, experienced, community-based organizations will provide hands-on training to help thousands of small practices, especially those that practice in historically under-resourced areas including rural areas, health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas. The training and education resources will be available immediately, nationwide, and will be provided at no cost to eligible clinicians and practices.
The following organizations were selected to provide training and education to small practices:
- Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMCF)
- Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG)
- Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)
- Quality Insights (West Virginia Medical Institute)
- TMF Health Quality Institute
CMS also launched a new telephone helpline for clinicians seeking assistance with the Quality Payment Program. Clinicians may contact the Quality Payment Program by calling 1-866-288-8292 from 8AM - 8PM EST or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.