MACRA Final Rule: Master the necessary Requirements to Avoid Medicare Payment Cuts before January 1, 2017

Duration: 60 Minutes
On October 14th, 2016, CMS released the final rule outlining how MACRA will replace the current Medicare payment system with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). The webinar will provide hospitals and healthcare organizations with strategies to analyze their current infrastructure, evaluate their readiness for the MACRA regulation, identify key areas of improvement and estimate their financial impact under the regulation. In coming years, your income could either rise or fall depending on how well you navigate this value-based care landscape. Are you prepared?
MACRA Final Rule
Instructor: Tina Colangelo
Product ID: 501899
Objectives of the Presentation
  • Defines what is MACRA?
  • Who is eligible in 2017
  • Outlines each track of MACRA
    • Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS)
    • Advanced Alternative Payment Method (APMs)
  • Review the payment cycle
  • Review the deadlines for performance data submission
  • How a clinician will be scored under new rules
Why Should you Attend
Based on MACRA, your Medicare reimbursement will be increased or decreased depending on how well you perform on a revised set of quality and cost metrics. And to make it worse, you have just a few weeks to begin complying with these new requirements. It's important to receive the training because Medicare is changing the way they reimburse physicians, physician assistant and nurse practitioners. If they do not understand the new rules, they will receive penalties to their reimbursement in 2019. The webinar will provide an overview of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) incentive payment provisions under MACRA, collectively referred to as the Quality Payment Program.

How you report your 2017 MACRA metrics will make a significant difference in your future Medicare reimbursement. It's vitally important that you figure this out now. During your first year of reporting your quality and cost MACRA data, you have the opportunity to mitigate your risk of future Medicare reimbursement cuts, but you have to know how.

Areas Covered
Areas that will be covered are listed below.
  • Explains the background of MACRA
  • Eligibility - Who is included in the Quality Payment Program?
  • Explains the tracks to choose from
    • Advanced Alternate Payment programs (APM'S)
      • What is an Advanced APM?
      • Who qualifies to be and Advanced APM?
    • Merit Based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS)
      • What is MIPS?
      • Who qualifies for MIPS?
  • Reporting methodologies
  • How clinicians will be scored
  • Deadlines
    • When does the Quality Payment Program start?
    • When is the Submission Deadline?
  • Payment cycle
  • How to get bonus points
  • How to set up for start of 2017
  • How will the Quality Payment Program in 2017 change my Medicare payments in 2019?
Who will Benefit
  • Physician assistant
  • Nurses
  • Office managers
  • C-suite of hospitals and health plans
  • Senior level administrators
  • Directors
  • Specialist
  • Clinical management and practice administrators
Topic Background
In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services published a proposed rule in implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). CMS received numerous comments from small and rural providers expressing concerns over reporting requirements and their ability to meet the proposed guidelines. Those concerns were taken into consideration and the Final Rule was released Oct. 14.
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Instructor Profile:
Tina Colangelo is a consultant for health service organizations as well as physician practices. She has her masters in healthcare administration and has been in the healthcare industry for 15+ years. Her services assist healthcare organizations understand the new ruling as well as set them up for success by creating the best strategies for each individual organization.

She's a consultant in MACRA and MIPS and has invested a substantial amount of time and effort to fully understanding the new rules. Tina has extensive knowledge in Medicare Advantage incentive programs. She has studied under organizations in California that have been doing this successfully for a long time now. She has helped pioneer MA Incentive programs in New York. This experience is your asset as she has gotten her physicians a lot of incentive money, year after year.
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