MACRA 201: Operationalizing CMS’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System in Clinical Practice

by Instructor: Elizabeth Arend, MPH

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a comprehensive change to how Medicare Part B pays for NP, CRNA, CNS, physician, and physician assistant services. These changes, which update the Physician Fee Schedule, include a new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) as well as incentive payments for participation in alternative payment models (APMs). With payments in 2019 based off of 2017 data, it is imperative that providers learn how to operationalize MIPS into the practice.

About the Course Author

Elizabeth Arend serves as a Quality Improvement Advisor for the National Council for Behavioral Health in Washington, DC. Prior to the National Council, she worked in the field of HIV and health systems strengthening for nine years, including posts in Ethiopia, South Africa and Rwanda. Elizabeth holds a B.A. in Feminist and Gender Studies from Bryn Mawr College and a master's in public health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Elizabeth Arend, MPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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    1.00HOURS

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    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    1.00HOURS

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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-WEB325
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-09-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Articulate how to incorporate evidence-based and practice-specific quality data into their practices; Describe the components of the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System; Determine what changes they will need to operationalize regarding quality, improvement activities, and advancing care information into their individual and group practices
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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