The QPP Resource Center® Partners


Altarum, Michigan

Over the past 50 years, Altarum has partnered with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to manage large multi-state collaborative to deliver important technical assistance across the Midwest and the country. This partnership has also included conducting practice research to inform health and rural health policy; providing direct support to thousands of clinicians in pursuit of both quality and practice improvements across Michigan and Ohio.

Email: | Toll-free Phone: 1-844-777-4968 or 1-844-QPP-4YOU


Medical Advantage Group (MAG), Ohio

MAG has two decades of experience organizing independent Michigan and Ohio physicians into groups, and providing the infrastructure support and assistance to facilitate participation in value-based contracts. As a trusted provider partner, MAG brings deep expertise in education, quality improvement strategies, reporting requirements, EHR technology, and workflow.

Email: | Toll-free Phone: 1-800-264-7221


Northwestern University, Illinois

Working in partnership with Alliance of Chicago, aHRSA-funded Health Center Controlled Network, Northwestern University is home to the Chicago Health IT Regional Extension Center (CHITREC). They support over 3,000 Chicago-area providers who are primarily focused on underserved patients and communities. The Northwestern team has significant expertise in practice facilitation, practice-based research and quality improvement.

Northern Illinois University, Illinois

Northern Illinois University is home to the IL-HITREC, the Regional Extension Center serving the State of Illinois, outside of the Chicagoland area.  NIU has a long history of collaboration with Northwestern University in the area of practice transformation and IL-HITREC works closely with CHITREC to support providers across the state. The NIU team has significant knowledge and capacity to support clinicians in achieving QI goals. 

Email: | Toll-free Phone: 1-844-777-3375 or 1-844-QPP-DESK


Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA), Indiana

PHA is part of the Purdue University-based Regentstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE), and was created in 2005. PHA has established itself as one of the most trustworthy in-state experts in security, QI, Meaningful Use, PQRS, and Lean. PHA webinars and education events are widely attended and PHA is prepared to support the shift to value-based care by monitoring the evolution of MACRA, MIPS, and APMs.

Email: | Toll-free Phone: 1-844-742-7771


Stratis Health, Minnesota

Stratis Health is the lead organization for the Lake Superior Quality Improvement Network (Lake Superior QIN) serving Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Stratis Health also served as the Regional Extension Center for Minnesota and North Dakota. With a mission focused on quality and collaboration, Stratis Health’s areas of expertise include capacity building for local teams and communities, workflow redesign, and helping practices obtain and use their data to drive improvement in quality and safety.



MetaStar, Wisconsin

MetaStar is an independent nonprofit based in Madison, Wisconsin, representing Wisconsin in the Lake Superior QIN. As the Medicare QIO for over 40 years, and the Regional Extension Center for Wisconsin, MetaStar has strong relationships with healthcare clinicians and stakeholders, including the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association, Wisconsin Medical Society, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, and Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, as well as extensive experience assisting clinicians with health IT and QI.

Email: | Toll-free Phone: 1-800-362-2320


University of Kentucky, Kentucky

The Kentucky REC at the University of Kentucky was founded in 2010 and charged with assisting providers, practices, and hospitals in the achievement of Meaningful Use of EHRs. The Kentucky REC works with more than 90% of rural and small hospitals and health systems and more than 95% of community health centers in Kentucky. The KY REC offers expertise in areas essential to MIPS and APMs success, including PCMH, QI, privacy and security, use of technology and health information exchange, project management, and change management.

Email: | Toll-free Phone: 1-888-597-3234

Quality Payment Program CMS Help Desk

CMS has also provided access to a Help Desk for your practice for general program inquiries or assistance. 

Quality Payment Program CMS Website | Email: | Toll-free Phone: 1-877-715-6222