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March 2016
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
What’s Facing ID Specialists in the Health Care Payment Reform Landscape?
Join the IDSA and Hart Health Strategies Informational Webinar
IDSA, in collaboration with Hart Health Strategies will host a webinar on Monday, March 14 at 7 pm EST to discuss the payment reform changes as mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. 
 
Under MACRA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are required to develop a Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). The MIPS will combine certain parts of, and essentially replace, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Value-based Payment Modifier, and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive program. The new quality program will be a single program based on quality, resource use, clinical practice improvement and the meaningful use of EHR. 
 
In addition to MIPS, there will be a discussion on APMs and how they may affect ID physicians. APMs, according to CMS, will provide new ways to pay health care providers for care provided to Medicare beneficiaries. Under APMs, CMS may consider paying providers a lump-sum incentive payment as well as increasing transparency of physician-focused payment models. Finally, starting in 2026, Medicare will provide higher annual payments to some APM participating health care practitioners. Alternative payment models include ACOs and Patient Centered Medical Homes.
 
There will also be a discussion on the use of prolonged services CPT® codes to report ID physician services and “incident to” services.
 
Register Today! Webinar ID: 119-030-779.
 


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