Have you confirmed your MIPS eligibility?

TMF Health Quality Institute

The 2017 reporting deadline for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), part of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), is March 31, 2018. If you’re a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist or certified registered nurse anesthetist and you haven’t yet reported, double-check your eligibility at https://qpp.cms.gov/participation-lookup.

If you are eligible and haven’t reported, it’s not too late. Contact TMF Health Quality Institute today for free help at QPP-SURS@tmf.org or https://tmf.org/qpp. A TMF consultant will walk you through the steps to access the QPP Portal and help you identify data you already have so that you can successfully report and avoid a negative payment adjustment.

2018 County Health Rankings: County Profiles

Kansas Health Institute

Johnson County ranks healthiest in Kansas and Republic County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the ninth annual County Health Rankings, released March 14, 2018, by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). Kansas Health Institute has developed individualized data sheets for each Kansas county available here. Learn more about where your county ranks at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

View the official press release here.

NHSC Loan Repayment Applications due April 23


Interested in applying to the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program? The amount you receive and length of your commitment depends on where you serve—service at sites in higher-need areas yields greater loan repayments. It also depends on whether you select the full-time or half-time option. Applications close April 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. If you missed the application webinar, you can visit the NHSC website to check for the recording. In addition the 2018 Application and Program Guidance has detailed information you need to apply. Please read carefully before you start your loan repayment program application.