Will You Receive an HQEP Incentive Payment?

Projected Distribution and Year-to-Date Performance

The Hospital Quality & Efficiency Program (HQEP) is an agreement between Augusta Care Partners and Augusta Health. The program is designed to manage costs and improve quality for the health system. If goals are met, Augusta Care Partners will distribute incentive payments to eligible network physicians. The projected total distribution is currently at $315K, and a detailed dashboard of year-to-date performance on HQEP metrics can be found here.

As of December 12, only 22 providers are eligible for the Tier 1 distribution. To see if you qualify, click here. 

Many providers must meet only 1 or 2 additional requirements to access their portion of the distribution.

For example, you may need to:

  • Attend one more meeting with ACP leadership (last meeting of 2017 is on December 19)
  • Provide proof of current BLS/PALS certification

If you qualify for Tier 1, you might also be able to earn a Tier 2 incentive by reviewing your practice’s QRUR report, reviewing the MSSP utilization data article from the October issue of Team Trends (password protected), and ensuring your practice reports Advancing Care Information data to CMS (if applicable).

If you have any questions about the HQEP incentive payment, please contact Mary Arrowood, Operations Manager, at marrowood2@augustahealth.com or (540) 245-7570.