Quality Payment Program: Small Practice, Underserved, and Rural Support

Quality Payment Program

Small Practice, Underserved, and Rural Support (QPP-SURS)

QPP Technical Assistance for Small and Rural Practices

What is QPP-SURS?

QPP-SURS is one of four technical assistance (TA) programs funded by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to assure that at eligible clinicians (EC) in MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) have access to the support they need to prepare for the two payment tracks under QPP: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs).

The TA offered by QPP-SURS is free-of-charge. QPP-SURS only serve small practices of 15 or fewer ECs, with a focus on those located in medically underserved areas, health professional shortage areas, and rural locations. 

What Assistance Will I Receive?

QPP-SURS work with practices to assess their needs and offer individualized guidance to help them successfully participate in QPP. Support offered by QPP-SURS includes:

  • Selection of quality measures and activities to report for each performance category under MIPS.
  • Reporting for MIPS
  • Engagement in quality improvement
  • Optimization of health information technology
  • Evaluation of options for joining an AAPMs

The AAFP is here to help you understand which TA program is right for you. Email the AAFP at tcpi@aafp.org.

I’m Not in a Small Practice. Where Can I Get TA?

TA is available to all ECs, no matter the size of your practice. Find the TA program right for you »

How Do I Access the TA Provided by QPP-SURS?

Each state or territory has an assigned QPP-SURS. Find out how to connect with the QPP-SURS for your state below:

QPP TA coverage map

Alabama

Qsource(www.qsource.org)
techassist@qsource.org
1(844) 205-5540

Alaska

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)(mpqhf.com)
QualityPaymentHelp@mpqhf.org

Arizona

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG)(www.hsag.com)
HSAGQPPSupport@hsag.com 
1(844) 472-4227

Arkansas

TMF(tmf.org)
qpp-surs@tmf.org 
Request TA from TMF »(www.surveymonkey.com)

California

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG)(www.hsag.com)
HSAGQPPSupport@hsag.com 
1(844) 472-4227 

Colorado

TMF(tmf.org) 
qpp-surs@tmf.org 
Request TA from TMF »(www.surveymonkey.com)

Connecticut

Healthcentric Advisors(healthcentricadvisors.org)
NEQPPSURS@healthcentricadvisors.org

Delaware

Quality Insights (WVMI)(www.qualityinsights-qin.org)
qpp-surs@qualityinsights.org 
1(877) 497-5065 

Florida

Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMCF)
(www.alliantquality.org)
QPPsupport@alliantquality.org

Georgia

Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMCF)
(www.alliantquality.org)
QPPsupport@alliantquality.org

Hawaii

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG)(www.hsag.com)
HSAGQPPSupport@hsag.com 
1(844) 472-4227 

Idaho

Qualis(www.qualishealth.org)
QPP-SURS@qualishealth.org
1(877) 560-2618

Illinois

Altarum(altarum.org)
qppinfo@altarum.org

Indiana

Altarum(altarum.org)
qppinfo@altarum.org

Iowa

Telligen
(www.telligen.com)
qpp-surs@telligen.com 
1(844) 358-4021

Kansas

TMF(tmf.org) 
qpp-surs@tmf.org 
Request TA from TMF »(www.surveymonkey.com)

Kentucky

Altarum(altarum.org)
qppinfo@altarum.org

Louisiana

TMF(tmf.org) 
qpp-surs@tmf.org 
Request TA from TMF »(www.surveymonkey.com)

Maine

Healthcentric Advisors(healthcentricadvisors.org)
NEQPPSURS@healthcentricadvisors.org

Maryland

IPRO
(ipro.org)
md-qppsupport@atlanticquality.org

Massachusetts

Healthcentric Advisors(healthcentricadvisors.org)
NEQPPSURS@healthcentricadvisors.org

Michigan

Altarum(altarum.org)
qppinfo@altarum.org

Minnesota 

Altarum(altarum.org)
qppinfo@altarum.org

Mississippi

TMF(tmf.org)
qpp-surs@tmf.org 
Request TA from TMF »(www.surveymonkey.com)

Missouri

TMF(tmf.org)
qpp-surs@tmf.org 
Request TA from TMF »(www.surveymonkey.com)

Montana

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)(mpqhf.com)
QualityPaymentHelp@mpqhf.org

Nebraska

Telligen
(www.telligen.com)
qpp-surs@telligen.com 
1(844) 358-4021

Nevada 

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)(mpqhf.com)
QualityPaymentHelp@mpqhf.org

New Hampshire

Healthcentric Advisors(healthcentricadvisors.org)
NEQPPSURS@healthcentricadvisors.org

New Jersey

Quality Insights (WVMI)(www.qualityinsights-qin.org)
qpp-surs@qualityinsights.org
1(877) 497-5065

New Mexico

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG)(www.hsag.com)
HSAGQPPSupport@hsag.com 
1(844) 472-4227

New York

IPRO(ipro.org)
ny-qppsupport@atlanticquality.org

North Carolina 

Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMCF)
(www.alliantquality.org)
QPPsupport@alliantquality.org

North Dakota

Telligen
(www.telligen.com)
qpp-surs@telligen.com 
1(844) 358-4021

Ohio

Altarum(altarum.org)
qppinfo@altarum.org

Oklahoma

TMF(tmf.org)
qpp-surs@tmf.org 
Request TA from TMF »(www.surveymonkey.com)

Oregon 

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)(mpqhf.com)
QualityPaymentHelp@mpqhf.org

Pennsylvania

Quality Insights (WVMI)(www.qualityinsights-qin.org) 
qpp-surs@qualityinsights.org
1(877) 497-5065

Puerto Rico

TMF(tmf.org)
qpp-surs@tmf.org 
Request TA from TMF »(www.surveymonkey.com)

Rhode Island

Healthcentric Advisors(healthcentricadvisors.org)
NEQPPSURS@healthcentricadvisors.org

South Carolina

Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMCF)
(www.alliantquality.org)
QPPsupport@alliantquality.org

South Dakota

Telligen
(www.telligen.com)
qpp-surs@telligen.com 
1(844) 358-4021

Tennessee 

Qsource(www.qsource.org)
techassist@qsource.org
1(844) 205-5540

Texas

TMF(tmf.org)
qpp-surs@tmf.org 
Request TA from TMF »(www.surveymonkey.com)

Utah 

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)(mpqhf.com)
QualityPaymentHelp@mpqhf.org

Vermont

Healthcentric Advisors(healthcentricadvisors.org)
NEQPPSURS@healthcentricadvisors.org

Virgin Islands

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG)(www.hsag.com)
HSAGQPPSupport@hsag.com 
1(844) 472-4227

Virginia

IPRO(ipro.org)
va-qppsupport@atlanticquality.org

Washington

Qualis(www.qualishealth.org)
QPP-SURS@qualishealth.org
1(877) 560-2618

Washington, DC

IPRO(ipro.org)
dc-qppsupport@atlanticquality.org

West Virginia

Quality Insights (WVMI)(www.qualityinsights-qin.org)
qpp-surs@qualityinsights.org 
1(877) 497-5065 

Wisconsin 

Altarum(altarum.org)
qppinfo@altarum.org

Wyoming 

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)(mpqhf.com)
QualityPaymentHelp@mpqhf.org