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Making Sense of MACRA: Advance Care Planning

You can get paid for advance care planning and satisfy a high-priority quality measure for MACRA. 1/18

Making Sense of MACRA: Time to Report 2017 Data

Data for the 2017 performance period of MIPS must be submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by March 31, 2018. 1/18

Making Sense of MACRA: Aligning Transitional Care Management With the Quality Payment Program

This supplement provides examples of how the components of TCM services overlap with a variety of MIPS reporting measures. 11/17

Making Sense of MACRA: A Guide for the Employed Physician

Use this checklist to ensure your administrator is capturing your data properly, which will help optimize revenue for you and your practice. 9/17

Making Sense of MACRA: Simplifying Chronic Care Management

Learn how to optimize revenue today by using this step-by-step approach to add chronic care management to your practice. 7/17

Making Sense of MACRA: Advancing Care Information and Improvement Activities

Learn how to maximize your score in the Quality Payment Program. 5/17

Making Sense of MACRA: The Value of Quality and Cost

This guide to the quality and cost performance categories of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) will help you understand how your scores will affect your future Medicare payments. 3/17

Making Sense of MACRA: Pick Your Pace

Avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2019 by participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017. Use this guide to choose the participation level that will work for your practice. 3/17

Making Sense of MACRA: Annual Wellness Visit

Learn how to optimize revenue today while improving Medicare quality and cost. 1/17

Making Sense of MACRA: Understanding Your Pathway

Physicians will participate in one of two payment pathways when the MACRA performance period begins in 2017. This supplement can help you decide which pathway works best for your practice. 11/16

Making Sense of MACRA: Using Data to Prepare

To discover practice improvements that maximize payments both now and when MACRA begins, review your practice's "QRUR." This report displays scores for the quality and cost of care you provide Medicare patients. 9/16

Making Sense of MACRA: The Big Picture  

Payment reform is coming. This supplement describes the changes and the steps you should be taking now. 5/16

Sponsor: American Academy of Family Physicians.

COPD and Asthma: Differential Diagnosis

Differentiating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from asthma can be complicated. The diagnostic criteria and management advice in this supplement can aid treatment and prevent exacerbations, and a patient education handout encourages self-management. 11/16

Sponsor: American Academy of Family Physicians and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.

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Patient Self-Management Support

Engaging Patients in Collaborative Care Plans

This important self-management support strategy can produce quality outcomes for your patients and your practice. 5/13

Health Coaching: Teaching Patients to Fish

Used in combination with traditional medical treatment, health coaching can help improve outcomes by getting patients more involved in their own health. 5/13

Sponsor: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.


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