MACRA Medicare Payment Reform: 2017 Measurement Implementation Preparation

In only a few months the measurement period begins for the recently finalized Medicare payment program. While most physicians’ payments will change in 2019, measurement implementation begins in 2017. Dr. George Mayzell, Chief Clinical Officer of Vizient Southeast, discusses the implications for physicians, the details of the program, and the action items to prepare for 2017 measurement implementation.

Target Audience

Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Hospital Administrators, and all other interested health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine changes in the final regulations from CMS.
  • Discuss Medicare’s rationale for moving from volume to value.
  • Explain MACRA and its Quality Payment Program alternatives, Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and quality reporting.
  • Review the components of MIPS calculations.
  • Implement action items to prepare for 2017 measurement implementation and quality reporting.
Additional information
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
12/01/2016
Course expires: 
11/30/2017

George Mayzell, M.D., MBA
Chief Clinical Officer
Healthcare Delivery System Transformation
Vizient Southeast, Inc.
Tampa, Florida

George Mayzell, M.D., MBA, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/01/2016
Course expires: 
11/30/2017
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