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Quality Payment Program needs more technical assistance, oversight, OIG finds

By: | Tags: , , , , , | Comments: 0 | January 12th, 2018

A new report by HHS’ Office of Inspector General gives CMS points for making significant efforts to implement the Quality Payment Program (QPP) but says challenges remain that could undermine the program’s success.
“Without sufficient technical assistance, participating clinicians could struggle to succeed, while others may opt out of the program altogether, the report warns. CMS also needs to develop a comprehensive program integrity plan to guard against fraud and improper payments, according to OIG. In terms of implementing QPP, CMS has focused heavily on clinician readiness and acceptance of the program. The report cites outreach efforts, eligibility information, subregulatory guidance and a service center to field questions.” Read the full article.
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