Conference Presentation: Destination: Patient Outcomes – Our Journey to Improving Patient Care
Rebuilding the Foundation of Healthcare Under MACRA: A CME/CE Program Disruption or Opportunity?
Monday, January 22
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Mediterranean 4-8
Physician Credits: 1.0
Nursing CE Credits: 1.0
Pharmacy Credits: 1.0
ACPE UAN: 0809-9999-18-125-L04-P (Knowledge)
On your agenda today, is an important meeting with your healthcare administrators, clinicians and other various stakeholders as they determine how best to position the organization's CME/CE unit in an era of strategic alignment and identifying profit-loss efficiencies. You have gathered information by identifying how your CME/CE unit supports continuing professional development by keeping the organization's staff or members up-to-date and/or improve clinical gaps in practice. You know that the leadership is looking for areas that can support the organization financially (directly and indirectly) and its clinicians who are working to incorporate alternative payment models and address population health management. You hope your presentation will be compelling on how the CME/CE unit strategically supports the financial position of the organization and how it improves knowledge on emerging mandates and rulings with CMS's phased implementation of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA, for short). Clinician and administrative leaders are hungry for data to make decisions and guide their planning. Yet, there always seems to be a missing piece of information. Will your CME/CE unit presentation highlight the contributions that fill-in that missing piece?
Tough presentation and questions to address! This session will highlight critical information on trends occurring in organizations, practices and individual clinicians on how they are managing a changing reimbursement environment based upon a payment system that focuses on the quality of services (alternative payment model) versus a model that was based upon the volume of services provided (fee-for-service). You will better understand how the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) will provide annual updates to clinicians starting in 2019, based on performance in quality, resource use, clinical practice improvement activities and meaningful use of electronic health record systems. As an example, a 100 point score with clinical practice improvement activities (CPIA) representing 15 percent of the total score is one area where CME/CE units should play an important role in achieving quality measure objectives. A Clinical Practice Improvement Activity (CPIA) can be an activity that a relevant eligible clinician, organization or other healthcare stakeholders identify as improving clinical practice or care delivery. What if that was part of your CME/CE unit presentation during your meeting today? Come to this session to learn how your CME/CE unit can be a part of the solution for your organization that engages continuing education and related activities that enable improvement in practices and facilitate future participation in programs like Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Today's healthcare educator has to move beyond dissemination of the latest research but learn how to help practitioners and organizations adapt it to their practice needs and patient base, showing improvements in both their patients' health and their practices.
- Identify how clinical practice improvement activities (CPIA) support MACRA MIPS criteria while also meeting your educational mission and outcomes of your program.
- Compare and contrast how your CME/CE unit activities best support an alternative payment model (APM).
- Describe how your CME/CE unit is changing to address its relevancy to healthcare administrators, clinicians and other various stakeholders.