MACRA MIPS/APM Summit
MACRA MIPS/APM Summit
MACRA MIPS/APM Summit
MACRA MIPS/APM Summit
MACRA MIPS/APM Summit
MACRA MIPS/APM Summit



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OVERVIEW

For more than two decades, Congress and the federal government have wrestled with how to pay physicians fairly while controlling spending in the Medicare program. The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula failed to achieve either of these goals, and it was repealed by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. Instead of annual threats of cuts in physician payments, MACRA stabilizes physician fee levels and creates two new approaches to paying physicians that are designed to control cost and improve quality.

The default program under MACRA is the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which retains the basic fee-for-service payment structure for physicians but requires adjustments in the amounts of payment based on physicians' performance in improving quality and controlling costs. However, MACRA also creates significant incentives for physicians to participate in alternative payment models (APMs) such as patient-centered medical homes, bundled payments, and accountable care organizations. Physicians who meet minimum levels of participation in alternative payment models will be exempt from MIPS, receive bonus payments, and receive higher annual updates in their fees, in addition to the greater flexibility in payment that is possible through APMs. In addition, Congress created mechanisms to encourage the development and implementation of more physician-focused payment models in the Medicare program.

Many choices must be made about how to implement the provisions of MACRA, and these choices will have profound impacts on the future of healthcare. Although the provisions of MACRA are directed specifically at physicians, the incentives and accountability required under MACRA will affect every healthcare provider -- hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, etc. -- and it will affect health plans and employers that contract with physicians.

The MACRA Summit seeks to provide deep insights into the choices under MACRA and their implications, and it will feature many examples of innovative approaches to healthcare payment and delivery that can help achieve the goals of MACRA.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Physicians
  • Medical Directors
  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Other Allied Health Professionals
  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Executives and Board Members of Physician Organizations, Health Systems, Hospitals, ACOs and Health Plans
  • Representatives of Purchasers, including Private Employers and Public Purchasers
  • Consumer Organization Representatives
  • Federal and State Government Officials
  • Health Care Regulators and Policy Makers
  • Health Benefits Consultants
  • Health Services Researchers and Academics
  • Health Care Attorneys and In-house Counsel
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • Directors of Accountable Care
  • Directors of Quality Management and Improvement
  • Directors of Government Programs
  • Directors of Medicare Programs
  • Directors of Medicaid Programs
  • Directors of Network Contracting
  • Directors of Provider Relations
  • Directors of Finance and Reimbursement
  • Pharmaceutical Executives
  • Pharmaceutical Consultants





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