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 firstname.lastname@example.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: