Live- MACRA - How to Prepare for the Transition

Webinars - Live
8/22/2017 12:00:00 PM - 1:00:00 PM (CST)

Preparing for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) means preparing for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs), two new programs designed to increase the percentage of Medicare reimbursement. In order to optimize performance under MACRA, HIM professionals need to understand not only the payment programs but also the various quality measures and programs that influence them. This includes the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Value-based Modifier (VBM) program and the e-Clinical Quality Measures from the Meaningful Use of EHR program. Data submitted through these programs, and also involvement in practice improvement activities, will be used to determine the Composite Performance Score. Since the Composite Performance Score will be based on existing programs, practices are advised to make every effort to optimize their performance under the PQRS, VBM and MU programs. This webinar reviews the MIPS and APM programs. It provides guidance on how to optimize reporting under the MIPS and, alternatively, the potential risks and benefits of enrolling in an APM. The audience will learn about Composite Performance Scores and how these may impact a practice under the MACRA program. As a result of the webinar, attendees can engage practice improvement activities that deliver favorable performance under MACRA.


  • Understand MACRA, including its impact, timelines and subcomponents.
  • Recognize what steps are needed to prepare for MACRA, including the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Alternative Payment Models (APMs), including the risk and benefits of each.
  • Optimize performance under existing quality and performance reporting programs, including PQRS, VBM and Meaningful Use of EHRs, and understand how this will benefit performance under MACRA programs.
  • Learn about Composite Performance Scores and how these may impact a practice under the MACRA program.
  • Discuss practice improvement activities that are recognized and required by the MIPS program.

Who Should Attend

Healthcare Data Analyst, Healthcare Informatics Professionals, HIM Director, Healthcare Business Analyst, Revenue Cycle Director

Attending a live seminar: Audio seminars last 60 minutes, beginning at 12:00 noon Central Time. Registrants receive instructions for login at least 24 hours before the live event, along with a link to access the seminar resource book.


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