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Are you up to speed on the latest alphabet soup regarding MACRA, MIPS and APMs?

Posted over 1 year ago by Katie Wall

Are you up to speed on the latest alphabet soup regarding MACRA, MIPS and APMs?
Join Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) for a four-part, series of 15-minute web recordings--or quickinars--providing updates on the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) to all providers.

Who Should View These Quickinars?
These quickinars are designed for physicians, office managers, and healthcare staff members who are providing services under Medicare Part B.

Who is the speaker?
Our guest speaker is Dr. Ashby Wolfe, Chief Medical Officer from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Region 9. Visit the HSAG website links below to access these "quickinars."

Quickinars:
MACRA, MIPS, & APMs Updates
Parts 1-4

Join Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) for a four-part, series of 15-minute web recordings--or quickinars--providing updates on the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) to all providers. Our guest speaker is Dr. Ashby Wolfe, Chief Medical Officer from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Region 9. Visit the HSAG website links below to access these "quickinars."

Part 1: Transforming from Volume to Value: CMS Value Based Payment Programs
  • Summarize CMS priorities in transforming healthcare including the shift from Volume to Value-Based payments.
  • Define specific HHS goals for transformation.
  • Review the work of the CMS Innovation Center.
  • Test alternative payment and care delivery models.
  • Discuss how CMS is working on measure alignment and streamlining.
  • View Quickinar Part 1.
Part 2: What is MACRA, MIPS, and APMs?
  • Review the basics: What is MACRA?
  • How does it relate to health system reform overall?
  • Review important parts of MACRA you should know: a quick summary of the Quality Payment Program:
  • Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
  • Alternative Payment Model (APMs)
  • View Quickinar Part 2.
Part 3: MACRA: How will it affect your practice?
  • Review how clinicians are currently paid under Part B?
  • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Value-Based Modifier, EHR Incentive Program (a.k.a. Meaningful Use)
  • Describe how clinicians will be paid under Part B in 2019.
  • Present an overview of the Quality Payment Program and Advancing Care Information Program.
  • MIPS: Clarify how physicians and practitioners will be scored under MIPS.
  • Alternative Payment Models (APMs): Summarize bonus payments for participation in eligible APMs.
  • View Quickinar Part 3.
Part 4: MACRA: Next steps in preparation
  • Briefly review the basics of the Quality Payment System:
  • MIPS vs. APMs
  • Discuss how clinicians can successfully take part in the Quality Payment Program and work towards participating in an APM:
  • Partial qualifying participants
  • All-payer option
  • Review timelines and what to expect next.
  • Locate available technical support (a review of the TCPI).
  • View Quickinar Part 4.

Who Should View These Quickinars?
These quickinars are designed for physicians, office managers, and healthcare staff members who are providing services under Medicare Part B.

Questions? Contact:
Padma Taggarse
HSAG Executive Director, Physician Office Quality
602.614.8942
ptaggarse@hsag.com