Countdown to MACRA: It's Time for Physicians to Pick Their Pace for 2017

Event Information
Product Format
Live Webinar
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Thu, Apr 13, 2017
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
60 minutes
Product Description

Be Prepared for the Quality Payment Program in 2017 – Understand MIPS and Advanced APM Pathways

On October 14, 2016, CMS published the final rule that outlines its implementation of MACRA value-based payment reform starting in 2017. The new framework is called the Quality Payment Program (QPP). In 2017, clinicians and health care leaders must develop strategies to position their organizations for financial success under the new Quality Payment Program.

Beginning in 2017, CMS will start rewarding clinicians for their delivery of high-quality patient care through one of two pathways: (1) payment of incentives for participation in Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs); or (2) application of a positive or negative adjustment pursuant to the clinician's performance under the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). In the 2017 performance year, CMS is providing flexibility to clinicians by allowing them to pick their pace of participation. Through three flexible options to submit data under MIPS and a fourth option to join an Advanced APMs, CMS intends to ensure they will not trigger a negative payment adjustment in 2019.

This webinar with expert speaker Joseph Wolfe will focus on the Quality Payment Program, its pathways and potential options for clinicians as they navigate the QPP during the 2017 transition year and beyond. In this session, Joseph will provide an overview of the Quality Payment Program, including its MIPS and Advanced APM pathways. He will help clinicians and health care leaders navigate the 2017 transition year and beyond, by providing a practical, straight-forward understanding of the key provisions and options available for them.

Session Highlights

  • Get a general overview of MACRA and the CMS Quality Payment Program.
  • Understand the background of MIPS through the consolidation of historic incentive programs and get an overview of the underlying MIPS scoring methodologies.
  • The requirements for qualifying Advanced APMs and the process for earning program incentives for APM participation.
  • Describe strategies for engaging key stakeholders, and for picking your pace in the transition year.
  • Potential strategies for encouraging physicians through incentives for the rollout of the new Quality Payment Program.

Who should attend?

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

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

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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. Joseph regularly counsels clients on a national basis regarding compliance-focused physician compensation strategies. He is...   More Info
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