Free CMS Webinar Aims to Ease Move to Quality Payment Program

January 18, 2017 02:55 pm News Staff

Heads up to family physicians who want to learn more about transitioning to CMS' Quality Payment Program: An upcoming webinar could be helpful.

Register now( and reserve a spot for Jan. 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EST. Act soon, because registration for this free webinar, presented by the Medicare Learning Network, will close when available space fills.

The agenda, as outlined by CMS,( includes

  • wrapping up the 2016 program year for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, and the value-based payment modifier (VM) initiative,
  • moving into the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS),
  • reviewing timelines for the PQRS, EHR, VM and MIPS programs, including submission timeframes and key milestones; and
  • discussing resources available to assist physicians.

CMS will post presentation materials( at least one day in advance of the event; an audio recording and written transcript will be available about two weeks later.

Physicians with additional questions about the Quality Payment Program can email experts at CMS.

The AAFP understands the steep learning curve physicians face as they master the intricacies of the new value-based payment landscape dictated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. That's why the Academy continues to churn out a variety of resources geared specifically for busy family physicians in practices of all sizes.

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