How Small Practices Can Access QPP SURS Support (Qualified Payment Program for Small, Underserved & Rural Support)

Small practices with 15 or fewer clinicians, including those in rural locations, health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas are a crucial part of the health care system. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) provides direct technical assistance to help individual Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians and small practices in these settings participate in the Quality Payment Program. This initiative is comprised of local, experienced organizations that will help clinicians in small and rural practices:

  • Select and report on appropriate measures and activities to satisfy the requirements of each performance category* under MIPS
  • Engage in continuous quality improvement • Optimize their health information technology (HIT)
  • Evaluate their options for joining an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) Providing this support to clinicians will help them navigate the Quality Payment Program, while making sure they are able to focus on the needs of their patients.

*Quality, Cost, Improvement Activities, and Advancing Care Information

NRHI is partnering with HealthInsight and Mountain-Pacific Quality Health to provide technical assistance to small practices in Utah, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska. Eligible clinicians can request this support by contacting the following:

  • For providers in Utah, Oregon and Nevada:
  • For providers in Montana, Wyoming and Alaska:

Click here for a complete list of participating organizations and the areas of the country they cover

Click here for an overview of CMS’ Quality Payment Program resources