MACRA Assistance: Quality Payment Program Introduces Virtual Groups


What are Virtual Groups?

CMS included a virtual group option in the QPP proposed rule that starts in 2018. This option allows solo practitioners and TINs with 10 and less NPIs to submit aggregated data across TINs for MIPS in 2018.

What resources are available for virtual groups?

Click here to find out more including:

·         Overview of Virtual Groups Fact Sheet

·         Sample Agreement

·         Checklist to get started

What is the time line to join a Virtual Group?

To form a virtual group for 2018, solo practitioners and groups would need to engage in an election process. For the 2018 MIPS performance period, the election period for virtual groups to make an election is from October 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017.

What technical assistance for virtual groups is available from Alliant Quality?

·         Determining eligibility

·         Assisting eligible clinicians understand the basics of virtual group participation

·         Providing resources on virtual groups

·         Guiding eligible clinicians and practices through the process of submitting agreements

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