Advancing Care Information (ACI): Requirements and How to Achieve High Performance

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Prerecorded Event
Michael Marron-Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC
60 minutes
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Boost Your MIPS Performance—Optimize Your ACI

The Advancing Clinical Information (ACI) performance category of Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is weighted at 25 percent of the overall score. In other words, it’s important! ACI plays a significant role in determining the performance of Advanced Alternative Payment Models. And, notably, it replaces the Meaningful Use of Certified EHR Technology incentive program with a performance-based one. So it’s time to start aiming for maximum bonus scores under this new program.

Join compliance professional Michael Marron-Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC for an in-depth look at the relevant aspects of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program 2018 Final Rule. Michael will explain the ACI that is actionable at your facility, how your ACI score is determined, and how you can optimize performance and scoring at your facility. The session will focus on common challenge points for ACI performance and will provide improvement recommendations.

After attending this session, you’ll be better equipped to evaluate best practices for the EHR that will lead to top scores, implement continuous monitoring of performance, and conduct necessary interventions.

Session Highlights

This session will cover:

  • The impact of ACI performance on overall MIPS scores and payment adjustments
  • The differences between ACI requirements using the 2014 edition vs. the 2015 edition of certified EHR technology
  • The ACI base score requirements
  • The ACI performance measures and potential challenges tied to achieving high performance for each measure
  • The ACI bonus points and how they can impact MIPS scores
  • The importance of ACI performance for participants in Advanced Alternative Payment Models, such as Accountable Care Organizations Track 1+ through Track 3.
  • ACI reporting options for groups and individuals
  • Risk areas

Who Should Attend

  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physicians’ assistants
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Office administrators
  • Office managers
  • Health information technology professionals
  • Health information management professionals
  • Chief medical officers
  • Chief medical information officers
  • Compliance officers and officials
  • Clinical documentation specialists
  • Healthcare analytics professionals

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Michael Marron-Stearns

Michael Marron-Stearns, CPC, CFPC, MD, is a physician informaticist, certified professional coder (CPC), certified family practice coder (CFPC), health information technology (HIT) and compliance professional. Dr. Marron-Stearns is the CEO and Founder of Apollo HIT, LLC, a company that provides clinical informatics, EHR best practices, and compliance consulting services to healthcare organizations and the HIT industry. He is a dual fellowship trained former assistant professor...   More Info
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