MACRA and the Quality Payment Program: A HIMSS Webinar Series

Nov 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

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 November 3rd and 4th webinars.



Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs): An In-Depth Look at the Final Rule

Leveraging the framework established through the CMS Accountable Care Organization program and other payment reform initiatives, the new Medicare Quality Payment Program establishes incentives for participation in certain alternative payment models (APMs): Advanced APMs and Other Payer Advanced APMs, which utilize certified EHR technology, quality measures, and have a level of financial risk. The final rule includes criteria for use by the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) in making comments and recommendations on physician-focused payment models.  


Learning Objectives:

1) Review the various incentives proposed for participation in certain alternative payment models (APMs)
2) Identify the requirements and incentive payment structure for the APMs included in the Quality Payment Program
3) Identify three things providers can do now to prepare for implementation of the Quality Payment Program


Pam Jodock

Senior Director Healthcare Business Solutions