CMS Awards IMPAQ International Contract to Support Transition to a Merit-based Incentive Payment System

Columbia, MD


August 29, 2017

For Immediate Release

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded IMPAQ International the $34.8M Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-based Incentive System (MIPS) Customer and Program Support Services task order.

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 shifts payment for Medicare services from a system based on volume to one based on value and quality. Physicians and health care providers will have to understand and implement an incredibly complex monitoring and payment system.

Uniquely situated between health care practitioners and policy makers, IMPAQ is helping CMS improve health outcomes while controlling costs. During this five-year project, IMPAQ and our partners, Telligen and E4 Enterprise, will provide customer support services for Medicare program clinicians and other stakeholders to facilitate this transition. Services will include help desk, training, analytics, and other technical support.

“With this award, IMPAQ is firmly established as a leader in the health care quality revolution. We are thrilled to continue helping CMS bring national change initiatives to scale,” said Chief Executive Officer, Avi Benus.

QPP-MIPS is IMPAQ’s 3rd contract supporting CMS’s Office of Clinical Standards and Quality on their Quality Payment Program (QPP). This past June, IMPAQ and our prime partner TISTA, were awarded the QPP Cost Scoring task order, to build a cost-scoring solution that compares resources used to treat similar care episodes, helping deliver information to clinicians in a way that positively influences patterns of care. In February of 2017, IMPAQ was awarded the Quality Payment Program Small / Underserved / and Rural Support (QPP-SURS) task order, to help small practice clinicians make the transition to value-based Medicare payments.

About IMPAQ International

IMPAQ International helps governments, businesses, foundations, non-profits, and universities evaluate and enhance programs and policy through research studies, program evaluations, implementation assistance, surveys and data collection, technical solutions, and communication strategies.