From Volume to Value: An Overview of MACRA, MIPS, APMs and the New CMS Quality Payment Program

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60 minutes
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Key Components of MACRA, CMS' New Quality Payment Program, Timelines & Incentives

In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a 962 page proposed rule that outlines specific details on how CMS intends to implement MACRA value-based payment reform under a new framework called the Quality Payment Program.

The Proposed Rule includes program-specific details on how CMS intends to establish the Merit-based Incentive Payment System ("MIPS"), a new program that consolidates components of three existing programs, the Physician Quality Reporting System ("PQRS"), the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier, and the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. Also, the proposed rule would establish incentives for clinician participation in certain alternative payment models (APMs).

Health care leaders need to begin  preparing now because the first performance year for these programs begins on January 1, 2017 and  payment adjustments will follow in 2019 (i.e., the 2019 bonus/penalty adjustments will be based on the 2017 performance metrics).

Join expert speaker Joseph Wolfe in this webinar to get insights on the structure and program specific details on CMS' Quality Payment Program, MACRA, MIPS and APM incentive implementation.

Joseph will also highlight the key components of Proposed Rule and provide an overview of CMS's new Quality Payment Program. A straight-forward, practical explanation of key MACRA provisions and the Quality Payment Program, including the timing and features of new MIPS and APM incentive implementation will also be covered.

Session Highlights:

  • MACRA and CMS’ Quality Payment Program Overview
  • Discussion on the consolidation of PQRS, Physician Value-based Payment Modifier, and Medicare EHR Incentive Program to create MIPS
  • Learn how those who care for Medicare beneficiaries under MACRA are being paid
  • Describe incentives for participating in certain alternative payment models (APMs)
  • Insights on CMS' Quality Measure Development Plan for transition into Quality Payment Program
  • Identify the impact that this plan could have on your Medicare revenue (positive or negative)
  • Review the CMS Programs which are proposed to be included under the APM Path for the 1st year

Session agenda

  • Introductory Concepts
  • MACRA and the Proposed Rule
  • The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
    • Eligible Clinicians
    • Performance Categories/ Quality Measures
    • MIPS Scoring, Data Submissions and Payment Adjustments
    • Timelines
  • Alternative Payment Models
    • Medicare Shared Savings Program
    • Advanced APMs
    • Qualifying APM Determinations
  • Other Impacts of MACRA

Who should attend

  • In-House Counsel
  • Health Care Executives
  • Health Care Human Resources
  • Health Care CFOs

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About Our Speaker

Joseph Wolfe - Stark Law Expert


Joseph Wolfe is a partner with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C., the largest health care focused law firm in the country, now with offices nationwide. Hall Render's attorneys provide advice and counsel to many of the nation's largest health systems, hospitals and medical groups on a variety of health care issues. Mr. Wolfe regularly counsels clients on a national basis regarding compliance-focused physician compensation strategies. He...   More Info
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