THE CMS QUALITY PAYMENT PROGRAM MACRA – MIPS FINAL RULE FOR 2018




The Final Rule of the CMS Merit-Based Incentive Payment System for 2018, MIPS, was published on 11/02/17, and is ~ 1,200 pages.  Identified as the Quality Payment Program, QPP, it is extensive in scope to reward or penalize providers for performing certain measures in four performance categories.  Last year 2017, the first year of the QPP, was modified and contains changes to the reporting requirements for 2018.  The four categories are: (1) Quality (2) Cost (3) Improvement Activities, and (4) Advancing Care Information.  The four categories result in a final score of between 0 to 100 points.  Depending on the provider's final score, a penalty/reward is assessed, or the provider remains neutral.  For 2018 the penalty is 5%.  Selecting certain reporting options avoids penalties and even lead to bonus payments on future claims.  MIPS replaces PQRS, MU, and the VM (value modifier) programs, but rolls these same programs into the 3 performance categories above and the new category implemented in 2017, Improvement Activities, has been expanded for 2018.

    This webinar will explain and review:

         QUALITY PAYMENT PROGRAM (QPP)

    • MACRA – MIPs

         Components of MIPs, 2018

    »      QUALITY PQRS), ACI (Advancing Care Information), IA (Improvement Activity), COST (Resource Use)

    »      Scoring

    • PROVIDE GUIDANCE ON OBTAINING THE QUALITY RESOURCE USE REPORT, QRUR

         A  comparative report prepared by CMS for attributing the COST  of care to physicians and groups used to determine resource use in 2018

         Obtaining an EIDM portal thru Medicare

     


 

WEBINAR FEE

$185

WEBINAR DATE

January 25, 2018 

TIME

11:00am-12:30pm CST 

LENGTH

90 Minutes 

SPEAKER

Deborah H. Tracy, MD, MBA

 

-Board Certified Anesthesiologist

-Subspecialty Certified Pain Management, ABA

-Board Certified Pain Management, ABIPP

-Diplomat of interventional Pain Practice, WIP

 

Dr. Tracy was appointed to serve on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee, First Coast Service Options, representing the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians in 2006.   Since that time she has been involved in the evolution of Medicare's local coverage determinations for physicians in the State of Florida and has engaged in the many challenges facing physicians including: initiatives from the OIG, CERT and RAC audits, CMS Value Based Modifier Program and most recently the MACRA/MIPS, APM, Medicare Quality Payment Program. She served as Past President of the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and remains on the Board of Directors, Director-at-Large for ASIPP, as well as President of the Hernando County Medical Society for 10 years; additionally, she is the Editor-in Chief of the FSIPP Newsletter.  Dr. Tracy now serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for HCA, Oak Hill Hospital, a 350 bed hospital in Hernando County. Practicing in Hernando County Florida where the ratio of Medicare per capital is one of the highest in the United States, gives her the opportunity to engage in the fore front of Medicare initiatives. Dr. Tracy lectures to physicians and healthcare providers across the Country and the State regarding healthcare reform and the business of medicine. She has authored a Level II Office Surgery Compliance Manual and a Compliance Manual for Prescribing Controlled Substances.

 

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