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MACRA Quality Improvement Direct Technical Assistance (MQIDTA)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 6, 2016
Application: Jul 28, 2016

This funding will be awarded to multiple contractors to provide training and technical assistance to small practices (15 or fewer clinicians), focusing on those that serve in rural areas, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs). Services provided are intended to ensure a successful transition for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians to Alternative Payment Models (APM).

The contractor will be required to:

  • Identify, assess, and enroll clinicians into the program
  • Provide customized technical assistance tailored to clinician needs
  • Enable Peer-to-Peer Learning
  • Assist with implementation of a quality improvement program

Organizations with the following experience are eligible to apply and collaborations among contractors will strengthen applications:

  • Successful experience providing direct technical assistance to Medicare and Medicaid health care clinicians in using Health Information Technology (HIT)
  • Experience working with stakeholders to assist clinicians in addressing quality improvement interventions for Medicare beneficiaries and quality measurement reporting
  • Governance by stakeholders that represent clinicians groups, hospitals and health systems; healthcare payers; healthcare purchasers and consumers, and entities representing consumers

According to MACRA, contractors may include entities such as:

  • Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs)
  • Regional Extension Centers (RECs)
  • Regional Health Collaboratives (RHCs)

See program website for additional eligibility requirements.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This is a Cost-Plus-Fixed Fee (CPFF) contract. The estimated cost is not yet determined.

Project period is 5 years.

Application process

Applicants must indicate intent to submit a proposal by July 6, 2016 by sending an email with the subject “HHSM-500-2016-RFP-0021 Intent to Submit a Proposal” to

The application instructions, required forms, and additional information can be found on the program website. Completed application packages must be emailed to by 11:00 a.m. Eastern on July 28, 2016.

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Health reform · Medicare · Reimbursement and payment models

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