MACRA Rules are Final: Time to implement the Quality Payment Program

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • CPH: 1.00
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
    • PT: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Sep 21, 2017
  • Expires: Sep 21, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)

Faculty

Ray Page Ray Page, DO, PhD, FACOI
President & Director of Research, The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Fort Worth, Texas

Needs Statement

For years we have been under a flawed Sustained Growth Rate (SGR) payment system that was replaced in 2015 with a new law, the Medicare and CHIPS Reauthorization Act (MACRA). This law has major mandated transformational payment reform that substantially impacts all healthcare providers in all work environments. The final rules of the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) are now public. Everyone needs to understand where they fit in the new payment system.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to address the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, social workers and licensed professional councelors.

Objectives

  • Differentiate between the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and how to make a roadmap to prepare for MIPS or an advanced APM.
  • Incorporate strategies to implement in your personal practice that will prepare you for the transformations coming your way as a result of MACRA legislative mandated changes
  • Promulgate changes to improve data capture that aligns with essential documentation within your practice.
  • Optimize your current practice situation where you will best assimilate into the new payment model.

Accreditation

CNE

UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.

CPH

This activity is approved for 1.00 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.

TSBSWE

This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.00 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

UNTHSC
The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 1B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Professionalism

IOM Competencies

  • Employ evidence-based practice
  • Apply quality improvement
  • Utilize informatics

Counselor
Texas LPC CEU

University of North Texas Health Science Center is an approved provider, number 2022, by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This activity is approved for 1.00 CEU credit/1.00 clock hours.

PT

UNT Health Science Center is accredited by Texas Physical Therapy Association, Provider 1810035TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 CCU for PTs and PTAs.

For successful completion, a participant must attend the program, complete the evaluation, and request credit online at conclusion of the activity.

The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

Faculty Disclosure

Ray Page, DO has nothing to disclose.   The UNT Health Science Center Professional and Continuing Education staff have nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgment

Data collected as part of this activity may be analyzed as part of educational research to study the effectiveness of interventions. This project is included under UNTHSC IRB protocol #2017-056.