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Quality Payment Program Boot Camps


Date
Nov 12, 2018 - 07:00 AM
Organizer
NY Events List
Venue
3100 E Frontera St
Location
3100, Frontera St

Anaheim,
CA,
USA,
ZIP: 92806
Phone:

Quality Payment Program Boot Camps


Ready or Not, the Quality Payment Program is Here to Stay.


Performing well under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) has never been more important. Healthcare providers face a 5% pay cut to all Medicare reimbursement based on their 2018 reporting—that number will jump to 7% in 2019 and 9% in 2020.
However, CMS has designated 2018 as a second "transition year," making the reporting requirements easier to attain and giving savvy providers a simpler path to avoid pay cuts and gain additional revenue. To do so, you'll need to know how to select the right measures for your practice, put your electronic health record (EHR) to good use, understand how cost scores can affect your performance, and much more.
If you’ve already started to report measures but aren’t completely confident that those measures are the best fit for your office, The Quality Payment Program Boot Camp has the answer. Join us for a comprehensive, one-day event that will answer your questions and put you on the path to quality-reporting success.

Determine better quality reporting measurements for your practice
  • Avoid negative reviews and audits
  • Get the knowledge you need to successfully implement MACRA

Objectives:
  • QPP from start to finish
  • How will a practice handle a payment reduction?
  • How to choose measures appropriately for each practice
  • How to report measures
  • What's on the horizon for 2019?

Audience
  • Medical practice Administrators
  • Medical practice managers
  • Coding managers/trainers
  • Billing managers/trainers
  • Billing/coding consultants
  • Clinicians
  • HIM professionals in medical practice settings
  • Contracting department
  • Employees responsible for reporting PQRS measures


Agenda


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION/CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
New to MIPS? Here are the basics
If you haven’t reported MIPS for 2017 or 2018, you may have trouble following the rest of our presentations. Even people who have reported could probably use a refresher. This session gets you up to speed on all the basic concepts – eligibility requirements, exclusions and exceptions, scoring, the various methods of attestation and submission, benchmarks, etc. After this session, you’ll have a firm foundation on which to build your MIPS success.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
MIPS measures: Get selection and incorporation right or get ready for a pay cut
Selecting the measures for quality, improvement activities and advancing care information is the vital first step towards preventing a pay cut, but it is very easy to stumble. The measures from each category must be relevant and interesting to the clinician who will perform them, and it will take team work to make quality performance work at the practice. The practice must create processes that will incorporate performance of the measures, collection of the appropriate information and submission to Medicare into the practice’s workflow. This session will show you how to overcome these challenges, select measures that work for your clinicians and maximize your chances of MIPS success in the years to come.
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
MORNING REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
MIPS measures: Get selection and incorporation right or get ready for a pay cut (continued)
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Improving EHR Reporting: Why Taking Control of Your Measures Selection Is Paramount
Using your electronic health record (EHR) to report measures can streamline your efforts, but going too far down the path of automation can cause pain in the end. Ensure you’re selecting the measures that are the best fit for your practice and patients to enhance your MIPS scores. Learn the best way to choose the most appropriate measures and avoid defaults that may harm your reporting efforts.
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
When it comes to the Cost category, what you don’t know can hurt you
The Cost category will count for 10% of your 2018 performance score and even more in subsequent years. You will be graded and compared to other providers based on specific cost measures that track your Medicare reimbursement. The kicker is – there is nothing for you to report. Medicare will calculate your score based on its analysis of your claims for the year. But just because you don’t have to report your costs doesn’t mean you can ignore this important section of MIPS. In this session, learn how cost measures are calculated and how you can check your progress and optimize your cost score.
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
When it comes to the Cost category, what you don’t know can hurt you (continued)
The Cost category will count for 10% of your 2018 performance score and even more in subsequent years. You will be graded and compared to other providers based on specific cost measures that track your Medicare reimbursement. The kicker is – there is nothing for you to report. Medicare will calculate your score based on its analysis of your claims for the year. But just because you don’t have to report your costs doesn’t mean you can ignore this important section of MIPS. In this session, learn how cost measures are calculated and how you can check your progress and optimize your cost score.
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
AFTERNOON REFRESHMENT BREAK
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Challenging the quality performance pay cut
When Medicare finds a practice didn’t succeed at quality performance, the practice will have one chance to challenge the findings and avert a hefty pay cut. However, the process is confusing and complicated. Practices must access and review the quality performance report card to understand why Medicare thinks it should apply a pay cut before they can craft and submit a response. You’ll leave this session with the guidance you need to maximize the effectiveness of your quality performance challenge.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
2019 final rule (proposed rule) Best practices for 2019 based on the 2018 final rule
Generally what CMS puts in a proposed rule matches what’s in the final rule, so get a jumpstart on your 2019 MIPS plan with a breakdown of the proposed rule and its changes that will almost certainly wind up in the final. This session gives you a jump on the new order by reviewing all the proposed changes and analyzing their potential impact on providers. Part B News will notify you if the final varies in a significant way.
5:30 p.m.

Boot Camp Adjourns

**Agenda Subject to Change**


Meet Our Expert Presenter


Jennifer Searfoss, Esq., CMPE
CEO, SCG Health

Jennifer Searfoss, Esq., CMPE, is the CEO of SCG Health and is focused on revenue cycle management and strategic planning in this post–health reform world. Searfoss was the vice president of external provider relations for UnitedHealthcare, a Minnesota-based health insurance company. From 2007 to April 2011, she established and led the provider communications and advocacy unit. Before that, she served as the external relations liaison for the Washington, D.C.–based government affairs department of the Medical Group Management Association. Searfoss has had the pleasure of teaching healthcare law, international diplomacy, and women and politics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and healthcare policy at George Washington University.

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