Colorado Medical Society

Get information from CMS on impending Medicare penalties and get help from Telligen

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 03:45 PM

Ready or not, the pieces of payment and delivery reform are rapidly moving into place in Colorado and elsewhere. And if you’re not among the physicians who are prepared for this significant change in health care, you’re already behind the curve. Aligned programs like the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM), Meaningful Use (MU) and the Physician-Quality Reporting System (PQRS) will soon shift in their effect – fundamentally altering how services are delivered and how physicians are compensated for these services.

Click here to read complete coverage on how Medicare incentives are turning into penalties in the September/October issue of Colorado Medicine. It includes a special two-page Medicare payment and delivery reform timeline. This story is the first in a series of articles about Medicare’s approach to cost containment and quality improvement.

The Telligen Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) is offering in-office assistance with PQRS, MU, and VBPM Program at no cost to providers (office, ambulatory surgery centers, inpatient psychiatric facilities and hospitals settings) to help them understand and meet requirements to avoid penalties and receive payment incentives.

Telligen provides:

In collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Telligen is supporting the HHS National Quality Strategy to accomplish better care, better health for people and communities, and affordable care through improvements. Working together within a three-state network, teams in Iowa, Illinois and Colorado will work side-by-side with providers in all settings of care on quality improvement initiatives, while pooling resources and common elements to best serve the needs of beneficiaries, families, caregivers and health care providers across the region.

For more information on this assistance, contact Devin Detwiler by email at or by phone at (303) 875-9131.