Michael-Marron Stearns
CEO and Founder of Apollo HIT, LLC
Michael-Marron Stearns, CPC, CFPC, MD, is a physician informaticist, accomplished author, health information technology (HIT) and healthcare compliance consulting professional. He has 18 years of experience in the areas of electronic health records, quality reporting, health information exchange, clinical terminology development, standards, and billing and coding compliance. Dr. Marron-Stearns is the CEO and Founder of Apollo HIT, LLC, a company that provides HIT and compliance consulting services to the healthcare industry. He is a leading national authority on protecting the integrity of digital health information in electronic health records and health information exchange. He is also a certified professional coder (CPC), certified family practice coder (CFPC), neurologist (and former assistant professor of neurology and residency program coordinator), and accomplished author.

Dr. Marron-Stearns has provided leadership to informatics and terminology projects at the National Library of Medicine, the National Cancer Institute, and the College of American Pathologists. He served as the International Director of SNOMED International, where he played a central role in the design and development of SNOMED CT. He has provided direction and leadership to two leading EHR vendors, served as the founding board president for the Texas e-Health Alliance, and sits on numerous boards and committees including the National Patient Safety Board, the AHIMA Terminology and Classification Practice Council, the University of Texas at Austin HIT Certification Program Curriculum Committee, the Mentegram Advisory Board, the Mimir Health Advisory Board, and the University of Texas at Austin Health Information Exchange Laboratory Advisory Board.
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MACRA Performance and the Role of Chronic Care Management Services: Meeting the MACRA Requirements while Boosting Revenue in your Practice
This course will review the components of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) that overlap with the Medicare Chronic Care Management (CCM) initiative. The two program overlap in several ways and are complimentary. Engaging in both programs will allow practices to improve MIPS scores and achieve Advanced APM objectives while generating additional revenue from the CCM program. This course will also review strategies for attaining the "exceptional" payment adjustment under MIPS and demonstrate where these requirements overlap with CCM.
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Strategies to increase your MIPS Performance Score and How to Achieve "Bonuses" for Exceptional Performance
If you are looking for a help with understanding how the MIPS score is determined and how your practice can achieve "bonuses" in the form of exceptional positive payment adjustments, this course is for you. We will explore how the score is generated from each MIPS performance category and how to overcome performance barriers.
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How to Minimize the Risk of Negative Healthcare Audits
Healthcare audits can be a valuable assistance to any program which aims to improve the quality of health care and its delivery. Yet without a coherent strategy aimed at nurturing effective audits, valuable opportunities will be lost. Paying careful attention to the professional attitudes highlighted in this review may help audit to deliver on some of its promise. Attend this training to learn Specific examples of negative audits, as well as steps to prevent similar outcomes in your practice.
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Understanding the CMS' Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS): Are you ready for performance-based Medicare reimbursements?
The CMS Quality Payment Program is out and there are many updates that will significantly affect providers. Providers will be required to pick one of the two paths: The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System or the Advance Alternative Payment Models. This webinar allows you to understand more about the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and its effect on your Medicare reimbursements. The MIPS program starts on January 1st, 2017 and stakeholders who attend this session will be provided with information on how to prepare for MIPS, a process that should start as soon as possible.
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MACRA and Physician Report Cards: Are You Ready
The MIPS program starts on January 1st, 2017 and stakeholders who attend this session will be provided with information on how to prepare for MIPS, a process that should start as soon as possible. MACRA and its implementing proposed rule will have a significant impact on the way that physicians will be reimbursed going forward. The webinar will address the material data reporting and compliance obligations that physicians would have under the new rule.
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