Registration Now Open: The MACRA Playbook Conference – September 1, 2016
What Is It, When Is It, and What Does It Mean for Communities?
What is MACRA?
It’s the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) and the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC) are offering a conference to explain it to the healthcare community. The traditional fee-for-service payment model has proven to be a barrier for achieving payment reform, failing to provide the right tools and incentives to improve the way care is delivered and to improve health outcomes. Congress made important progress in removing this barrier through passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which reforms how physicians are paid and advances payment systems that reward value, rather than volume, of care.
For these critical reforms to have their desired impact on nationwide health care delivery, however, they must be implemented in a manner that makes success widely attainable and sustainable. This unprecedented transformation must be implemented in a manner that provides practical and digestible information tailored to the unique needs of communities and marketplaces throughout the country.
At the end of the conference, participants will have achieved the following learning objectives:
Learning Objective 1. Participants will understand the proposed rules established by the federal government re: where Medicare is headed, including:
CMS’ vision and rational for MACRA
Definitions of APMs and other key concepts needed for APMs
The four phases along the transition to value-based payment (VBP)
The timeline for transition to VBP
Concrete examples of Medicare VBP (e.g., bundles, etc.)
Learning Objective 2. Participants will understand the challenges facing communities related to implementing APMs and MACRA, including:
The reality of “measurement mayhem” and need to align transformation efforts across payers
The underlying challenges of fee-for-service reimbursement
The difficulty of advancing APMs without alignment across payers
Common questions many communities are struggling with related to APMs
Learning Objective 3. Participants will understand what a multi-payer, multi-stakeholder approach to VBP entails, and why this approach is valuable, including:
Key ingredients along the continuum from a multi-stakeholder perspective (aggregating data, greater transparency, provider support, total cost of care information, etc.)
How the key ingredients fit together to advance transformation
Real life examples demonstrating how APMs can be implemented and what the key steps forward for providers; purchasers; payers; and patients
Our Guest Speakers
Mai Pham, MD – Chief Innovation Officer, CMS –
Elizabeth Mitchell – President & CEO, Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)
Sanne Magnan, MD – Former CEO, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
Panel discussion with local representatives from:
Confirmed panelists coming soon.
The Seelbach Hilton 500 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40202
Conference: Tentative – 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Breakfast, networking and exhibitors open at 7:45 a.m.
Don’t miss this sponsorship and/or exhibitor opportunity to share information about your organization’s services with an estimated 250 healthcare stakeholders representing key employer and healthcare organizations. For information, click here to see the sponsorship deck or email Michele Ganote at firstname.lastname@example.org.