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CMS awards contract to Telligen to help small practices in IA, NE, SD, and ND!

Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Telligen Local Press Release
Expected Release 2/20/2017

Telligen Chosen to Provide Support for Small Practices in CMS Quality Payment Program

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a contract to Telligen to
help small practices in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota
prepare for and
participate in the new Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP
Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

“Best Practices Academy is proud to be the small business partner in this project and we are
looking forward to serving with Telligen, Dakota State University, and the Medical Group
Management Association (MGMA) as partners in this endeavor,” states Dr. Scott Munsterman,
CEO of Best Practices Academy. “We are excited about the opportunity to assist small practices
with the “know-how and support they need to be successful in the new payment system”.

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.

Telligen 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

Program details such as how to enroll are forthcoming. In the meantime, questions can be
directed to Susan Brown, Health IT Director at Telligen (515-440-8215) or submitted to

For more information on the Quality Payment Program, visit or contact the
Quality Payment Program by calling 1-866-288-8292 or emailing



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