Institute for e-Health Policy Hosts Briefing on Health IT Implications Under MACRA

The HIMSS Foundation’s Institute for e-Health Policy will be holding a lunch briefing on Thursday, July 14th titled “MACRA: Understanding the Implications for Health IT.” The briefing will take place on Capitol Hill and will be hosted by Congressman Diane Black (R-TN), a member of the Institute’s Capitol Hill Steering Committee.

In 2015, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) which repealed the Medicare SGR methodology for updates to the physician fee schedule (PFS) and replaced it with a new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and an incentive program for participation in certain alternative payment models (APMs). Through MACRA, Congress set broad goals to improve care and health outcomes through a sustained focus on better care, smarter spending, and healthier people. MACRA also emphasized the foundational role of health IT in achieving these critical objectives for our nation.

Join our panel of leading healthcare experts as they discuss the recently released MACRA notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), and learn about how health IT is driving new physician payment paradigms and the shift to value-based care, how the key provision of MACRA fit into the current health IT landscape, and how the Quality Payment Program (QPP), MIPS, and APMs will impact Medicare providers.


Panelists Include:

  • Fred D. Rachman, MD, CEO, Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services
  • Mark Segal, Ph.D., Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs, GE Healthcare IT
  • Mariann Yeager, CEO, The Sequoia Project
  • Jeff Coughlin (Moderator), Sr. Director, Federal and State Affairs, Healthcare Information Management & Systems Society (HIMSS)


Event Details:
MACRA: Understanding the Implications for Health IT
Thursday, July 14, 2016
12:00-1:30pm ET
1310 Longworth House Office Building
Registration is required to attend.


Space is limited!

For additional information please contact David Gray, Manager of Congressional Affairs at HIMSS (dgray@himss.org).