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MACRA/MIPS/QPP Support Available for Minnesota Practices

You’ve been seeing these acronyms lately: QPP, MACRA, MIPS, APM…. What does this alphabet soup mean? What does it have to do with you and your practice?

Stratis Health can answer these questions for you. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has designated us as the Minnesota organization to help you navigate the Quality Payment Program (QPP), a program aimed at modernizing Medicare to provide better care and ensure smarter spending for a healthier America. We provide our services at no cost to you.

Individualized technical assistance

Our subject matter experts are available to provide you and your practice with individualized support. Contact the QPP Help Desk to get started.

MIPS small practice office hours

Quality Payment Program subject matter experts Lisa Gall and Chris Becker will present QPP information briefly, then make the majority of the hour available for questions from participants. While these calls may focus on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, facilitators will also be able to address questions about alternative payment models (APMs). Intended for practices with 15 or fewer providers.

Click on the date of the event you are interested in to register.

October 24 | 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.

November 7 | 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.

November 21 | 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.

December 5 | 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.

December 19 | 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.

There is no cost to participate, but registration is required.

General QPP office hours

QPP experts Holly Standhardt, Candy Hanson, and Mona Mathews offer clinicians, managers, and practices the opportunity to ask individual questions about QPP – MIPS; MIPS APMs / Advanced APMS; Quality, Improvement Activities, Advancing Care Information categories; etc. – and to engage peers and subject matter experts in an open forum Q&A. Intended for larger practices, but small practices are welcome.

Click on the date of the event you are interested in to register.

November 9 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

December 14 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

There is no cost to participate, but registration is required.


Lake Superior QIN QPP Resource Page. Lake Superior QIN has compiled a variety of QPP resources on one page. Resources are arranged into categories and each includes a brief description as well details such as format and length.

Lake Superior QIN QPP Webinar Recordings. Review webinar recordings covering a variety of topics related to MACRA, MIPS, QPP, and APMs.

Quality Payment Program Website. CMS offers a dedicated QPP website that includes explanatory documents for the MIPS categories and a library of recorded webinars along with slides and transcripts.

QPP Resource Center. Funded by CMS, the QPP Resource Center provides free tools and resources that can empower your practice to navigate complex MACRA legislation successfully.

Stratis Health MIPS Estimator. Use the free Stratis Health MIPS Estimator to determine which measures and data submissions methods give you the highest baseline MIPS composite score. Then, make workflow changes to improve patient outcomes and work towards improving your MIPS score to achieve the highest possible reimbursement in 2017.

Upcoming webinars

Click on the date or topic of the event you are interested in to register.

QPP MIPS: Scoring Methodology

  • November 7 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

QPP MIPS: Data Submission

  • November 29 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join our email list

Sign up to be added to our contact list. You’ll gain access to individualized technical assistance, just-in-time education, and more. We’ll keep you connected to the latest Quality Payment Program information, trainings, and resources.

Contact information

For help with Quality Payment Program, contact the QPP Help Desk.

We also can assist larger practices with QPP. Contact the QPP Help Desk for more information.