This webinar series is designed to give psychiatrists the tools they need to succeed in Medicare’s new “Quality Payment Program” under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Direct providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychiatric Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This webinar will provide psychiatrists with a fundamental understanding of the purpose, value, and logistics of quality measurement and quality reporting. Topics include the value of quality reporting, the history of Medicare quality reporting programs, how quality measures are developed, and reporting options for solo, small, and group practices. We also discuss APA advocacy, engagement, and resources to help psychiatrists succeed in quality reporting programs.
This webinar summarizes key issues and options for psychiatrists under the two new payment pathways created in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA. The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) replaces current Medicare quality programs and offers new incentives. Some psychiatrists may earn incentives for participating in “Advanced” Alternative Payment Models. Highlights include the “low-volume” threshold excluding many psychiatrists from MIPS reporting requirements, and “Pick your Pace” options for reporting in 2017.
This webinar explains the reporting requirements, options, and evaluation of performance under the Quality performance category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Highlights include how to integrate reporting into your practice, reporting options, and MIPS Quality measures relevant to psychiatrists. This category counts 60% in MIPS scores for 2017, and 50% for 2018.
This webinar will provide psychiatrists with a better understanding of the complex reporting requirements, objectives, measure sets, and scoring for the ACI performance category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). This category (which replaces “Meaningful Use”) rewards physicians for using electronic health record (EHR) systems that meet federal standards for Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT). Psychiatrists can learn about the ACI Base Score, Performance Score, and the chance to earn bonus points.
This webinar focuses on the Improvement Activities (IA) performance category of the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). This category recognizes and rewards psychiatrists for engaging in activities that foster a patient-centered approach and “better, smarter, and healthier care.” Psychiatrists can get credit for activities they are already doing, including MOC Part IV activities and practicing or learning about collaborative care. Highlights include lower requirements for small and rural practices.
This webinar discusses how psychiatrists qualify for new incentives for participating in “advanced” alternative payment models – and how those are defined. Despite rigorous requirements, some psychiatrists should earn incentives even in the early stages, especially if they’re involved in accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes, or the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative. More incentives will be available for psychiatrists as new models are considered for approval in the coming years.