Medicare Payment Changes: Are You Ready? Webcast
For AAFP members only
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is changing the way physicians are paid. MACRA consolidates three Medicare quality programs into one new program called the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Physicians who fail to report at least some data in 2017 will face a negative 4 percent payment adjustment to their Medicare Part B payments in 2019. In 2017, physicians can choose from three Pick Your Pace options to avoid the negative payment adjustment. The last day to begin collecting data to partially or fully participate is October 2, 2017.
Amy Mullins, MD, CPE, FAAFP, Medical Director for Quality Improvement at AAFP, will provide a review of MACRA’s Quality Payment Program. She will guide you down the two payment tracks and help you understand what action to take today to avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2019.
This free webcast is available to AAFP members only.
Approved for up to 1 AAFP Prescribed credit.
After completing this CME activity, you should be able to:
- Define MACRA: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
- Define the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and compare the two tracks for payment that were created under the law: Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs).
- Evaluate the payment adjustments associated with MIPS.
- Explain the criteria for eligibility and qualification for AAPMs.
Estimated time required to complete the activity: 1 hour
Recorded from the live webinar on September 28, 2017.
Amy Mullins, MD, CPE, FAAFP, Medical Director, Quality Improvement, Practice Advancement Division, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Leawood, Kansas.
This Enduring Material activity, Medicare Payment Changes: Are You Ready?, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1 Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 9/28/2017. Term of approval is for 1 year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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