MACRA and the Quality Payment Program: A HIMSS Webinar Series

Virtual Event

Nov 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Member Cost: $
Non-Member Cost: $

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released the final rule on the Quality Payment Program as part of the regulatory requirements for the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).  Intended to move the healthcare system away from volume-based healthcare and towards reimbursing for value-based care, the rule takes effect in 2017 and will impact all Medicare providers who accept Medicare Part B payments -- including independent providers and some hospital-based clinicians.  During our five-part webinar series, HIMSS will use the first two education sessions to explore the what providers can expect as Medicare shifts to Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs). The latter sessions will provide in depth analyses of what hospital-based, independent practitioners, and tethered providers can expect from the Quality Payment Program.


**You will only need to register once for access to the webinars on November 3rd and 4th.


A Detailed Look at the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final MACRA regulation to align and modernize how Medicare payments will shift to a value-based care model of patient care for hundreds of thousands of doctors and other clinicians.  With the goals of the program to focus on better care, smarter spending, and healthier people, this webinar will provide an in-depth discussion on the MIPS requirements with an emphasis on the four performance categories: quality, resource use, clinical practice improvement activities (CPIAs), and advancing care information. 


Learning Objectives:
1) Review the MIPS program in detail
2) Compare and contrast the changes to existing programs
3) Identify the proposed changes to Meaningful Use and the new advancing care information performance category in MIPS


Jeff Coughlin

Senior Director, Federal & State Affairs