MACRA and its Impact on Your Urology Practice

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
60 minutes
Product Description

MACRA for Urologists: How to Prepare and Participate, Documentation Tips and Guidance

By now, you’ve heard about the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). But are you fully versed on how this new patient outcomes, value-based reimbursement system works, and more importantly, how MACRA will directly impact your urology practice?

There’s no time to waste. In 2017, practices that rely on Medicare revenue should be participating in the Merit-Based Incentive System (MIPS) or in Alternative Payment Models (APMs). The data your practice submits in 2017 will affect your Medicare reimbursements in 2019.

Learn all you can now. Join this informative session with expert speaker Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS, to understand how MACRA affects urologists. Find out what’s required, what you need to do to participate, and how to prepare to avoid penalties and loss of revenue.

Session Highlights:

  • The repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula, the new conversion factor, and its calculation.
  • Why certain urologist and other physicians will be exempt from MACRA
  • What MACRA will do to PQRS, VM, MU programs
  • Understand flexible reporting options for eligible providers for 2017.
  • Who are the eligible clinicians and providers
  • Why 85 percent of urologists will be in the MIPS system model?
  • Review the first year timeline for participating and reporting for MIPS.
  • Get guidance to help you understand and participate in this new system of care and reporting.

Session Snapshots:

  • History of MACRA
  • Calculation of physícian fee schedule
  • Medícare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
  • MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP)
  • Eligibility and timeline
  • Clinicians Subject/ Not Subject to MIPS
  • MIPS fínal rule and performance categories
  • MIPS fínal rule options for 2017 participation
  • CMS PQRS Urology specialty measures
  • Costs, Resource use
  • Advancing Care Information (ACI) (Objectives and documentation) 
  • Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA)
  • Reporting measures to CMS
  • Composite Performance Score (CPS)
  • Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
  • Advanced APMs qualífications

Who should attend?

  • All physicians
  • Urologists and all office staff dealing with billing and revenue cycles

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About Our Speaker

Michael A. Ferragamo - Urology Coding Expert

Dr. Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS, is the former chief of urology of Hempstead Medical Center and of Franklin Medical Center of Long Island, New York, and presently is assistant clinical professor of urology, State University of New York, Stony Brook School of Medicine. Michael is a consulting editor for Urology Coding Alert and is a coding consultant for many private practices across the United States as...   More Info
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