In a late-September meeting, SemanticBits received positive feedback from the Clinicians Champions group and CMS on the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The Clinicians Champions program pairs voluntary participants with CMS to provide feedback on interactions with current implementations of QPP and give opinions related to future policies that will need to be implemented.
With nearly 100 participants in attendance, the last portion of the meeting discussed year 1 of QPP and a look at developments for year 2. Steven Szeliga, Principal Business Analyst at SemanticBits, had the pleasure of gaining insights and impressions from the Clinician Champion users. The overall feedback was very positive. One user stated that they could not believe how quick it was to report their data and to get real-time feedback based on what they submitted. One of CMS’s goals with this project is to engage the user community to improve the overall experience. Several users said it was a “night-and-day contrast to PQRS,” which QPP replaced. In addition, many users were impressed with the user interface, which is the direct result of our user-centered design approach, which applies human perspective to each stage of development.
As CMS prioritizes stakeholder involvement as a key component of development, SemanticBits looks forward to more opportunities to showcase QPP progress and implementations.
Congrats to the extraordinary work of our QPP team!