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February 22, 2017
by ali

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a contract to Alliant GMCF, a division of Alliant Health Solutions, to help small practices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

This technical assistance, authorized and funded under MACRA, brings direct support to thousands of Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians in small practices with 15 or fewer clinicians, including small practices in rural locations, health professional shortage areas, and medically-underserved areas across the country. The direct technical assistance is available immediately, free to all MIPS eligible clinicians, and will deliver support for up to a five-year period.

“Small, underserved and rural practices are a vital part of our healthcare system,” said Alliant Health Solutions President & CEO Dr. Dennis White. “We are truly honored to support these clinicians by providing them with the tools and resources they need to successfully participate in the new payment program.”

GMCF will provide customized technical assistance to MIPS eligible clinicians as a part of the SURS program, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:

• Conveying the MIPS expectations and timelines
• Explaining the MIPS feedback report
• Creating a MIPS-score improvement plan
• Evaluating practice readiness for joining an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM)
• Assessing and optimizing Health Information Technology
• Supporting change management and strategic planning
• Developing and disseminating education and training materials
• Enabling peer-to-peer learning and local partnerships

To learn more about the Quality Payment Program, visit or contact the Quality Payment Program by calling 1-866-288-8292 or emailing