The Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF), located in Birmingham, is a nonprofit consulting firm providing quality improvement assistance to the health care provider market through contract arrangements. Part of AQAF’s contract with CMS is to provide training to clinicians on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or an Alternative Payment Model (APM). The training includes the four categories of the Quality Payment Program (QPP): quality, cost, advancing care information and clinical practice improvement activities, and the goal is to help all Alabama clinicians achieve a positive or neutral Medicare Part B Fee Schedule payment adjustment.
AQAF assists clinicians in understanding the four categories of the QPP: quality, cost, advancing care information, and clinical practice improvement activities. The goal is to help every practice choose its pace to participate so that all Alabama clinicians achieve a positive or neutral Medicare Part B Fee Schedule payment adjustment.
Technical assistance from the staff at AQAF is always FREE and available immediately by emailing TechAssist@Qsource.org, or calling toll-free Monday through Friday at 1-844-205-5540 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.
For more information about QPP and to check your eligibility, visit https://qpp.cms.gov/.