Weekly Update: Important FQHC-Related News and Info

News


Funding 

Funding to Improve Quality Payment Program Measures  – May 2 deadline.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide up to $30 million for 3 years through cooperative agreements to develop and improve quality measures for the Quality Payment Program.  This is an opportunity for rural providers and health systems engaged in quality measure development and reporting to work with CMS.  What’s learned in this project will allow CMS to better understand how rural clinicians and patients are impacted by payment policy and find more effective ways to measure and improve performance. CMS will host information calls about this funding opportunity on March 15 and March 27.