MACRA eLearning Series

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) repeals the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology for updates to the physician fee schedule (PFS) and replaces it with a new approach to payment called the Quality Payment Program that rewards the delivery of high-quality patient care through two avenues: Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for eligible clinicians or groups under the PFS.The first performance year for Quality Payment Program began in January 2017.

 

In these e-learning series, we will cover the overview of the Quality Payment Program, requirements for the transition year 2017 and how to maximize your performance under the new Payment Model.

 

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Presenter:

Arnaz Bharucha

Sr. Technology Officer
Software Architect
R & D Lead - Quality Improvement
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MACRA eLearning Series Part:5 (April-2017)

Topic – MIPS Performance Category: Cost
Schedule: April 27, 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Session Overview

In Part 5 of this e-learning series, we will cover Cost which is one of the four Performance Categories under MIPS (Merit based Incentive Payment System). Cost replaces Value-based modifiers and measures eligible clinicians on the cost of patient care. Cost will not be scored in 2017, but CMS will still provide the feedback in the Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR). We will also cover how to obtain your QRUR reports and understanding your QRUR reports.

In this session, we will cover:

  • Overview of Cost Performance Category
  • What is a Cost Measure?
  • Why is Cost Measures Important?
  • Types of Episode Groups
  • Scoring Mechanism for Cost
  • Understanding your QRUR
  • How to maximize your Cost score for MIPS

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MACRA eLearning Series Part:6 (May-2017)

Topic – Advanced APMs and CPC+
Schedule: May 25, 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Session Overview

In Part 6 of this e learning series we will cover Advanced APMs. Advanced APMs is alternate pathway to MIPs and rewards high performing providers for participating in risk-bearing arrangements with CMS and other payers. Qualifying Participants would receive 5% lump sum incentive. In this session we will also cover Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) which is one of the Advanced APMs for 2017.

In this session, we will cover:

  • Introduction to Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
  • Criteria for Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
  • Qualifying APM participant
  • CPC+
  • How to Participate in APMs
  • MIPS APMs
  • APM scoring standard
  • Other Payer Advanced APMs

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Arnaz Bharucha

Sr. Technology Officer
Software Architect
R & D Lead - Quality Improvement

 


 

Speaker Bio

Arnaz has been associated with iPatientCare for more than 17 years. Passionate about Quality Improvement Initiatives in Healthcare, she is the guiding force behind the Quality Improvement Consulting Group and has participated in various FACA workgroup meetings and providing comments on various rule-making. A Senior Technology Officer and Software Architect, she is actively involved in understanding the requirements of Meaningful Use, ONC Certification, MACRA and other quality reporting initiatives and architecting a highly robust and scalable application to enable healthcare providers to provide optimal care to their patients without worrying about the additional overheads for the quality reporting. One of her most significant contribution has been the robust Enterprise Quality Reporting Engine and the Meaningful Use Dashboard which churns out the Clinical Quality Measures for MU, PQRS, PCMH and other quality reporting and incentive initiatives, which is now expanded to include the MIPS reporting.

 

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