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Program Overview

Course Description:
Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program (QPP) has been put into legislation and reforms the way Medicare reimburses health care providers. There are significant financial incentives and penalties for physicians and hospitals based on their quality of care that started January 1, 2017. Educate yourself on how your practice will need to comply with this new payment program for physicians. With the Pick Your Pace transition year, you can start participating in the QPP throughout 2017 and avoid a 4% negative payment adjustment or even receive a small positive adjustment.  

This course will:

  • Provide detailed explanations of the MACRA Quality Payment Program's requirements
  • Detail the two different tracks that make up the QPP - the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) - and each of their different rules
  • Highlight issues you should consider now and in the future to ensure that your practice can successfully navigate these Medicare changes
  • Showcase AUGS’ Urogynecology Quality Registry, AQUIRE, a national urogynecology-focused registry designed to measure and report healthcare quality and patient outcomes
  • Provide answers to the most challenging coding questions

 

Faculty:
Sarah Hamilton Boyles, MD, MPH  
Robert Flora, MD, MBA, MPH
Michael K. Flynn, MD, MS
Jerry Lowder, MD, MSc
Jill Rathbun, Galileo Consulting Group
Mitchell Schuster, MD
Jonathan Shepherd, MD
Ryan Stratford, MD, MBA
Blair Washington, MD, MHA

 

Audience:
This course is designed for physicians, coding staff, practice managers

Cost:
$250 for AUGS members and non-members. Includes access to the on-demand course and faculty presentation slides. 

Course agenda & Content slides
Welcome & Introductions
Alphabet MACRAroni
Quality Payment Program - The Ins and the Outs: Two Highways - MIPS and APMS
Why should I care? What's in this for me?
Why should I care? What's in this for me?
Tools to Use for MIPS in 2017: AQUIRE Demonstration and Orientation/Value Add
Overview of Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA or IA) and How AQUIRE Meets These Requirements
Case Study Panel: Here is how we are doing it/getting ready in my practice
Case Study Panel: Here is how we are doing it/getting ready in my practice
2018 and Beyond: What to Expect: Future of Quality Measurements: Challenges and Opportunities
AUGS Alternative Payment Model: SUI Model Discussion and Feedback
AUGS Alternative Payment Model: SUI Model Discussion and Feedback
Coding Tips and Tricks
Closing Remarks/Q&A/Wrap Up