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Preparing for MIPS: Focus on ACI and CPIA

Preparing for MIPS: Focus on ACI and CPIA


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Speaker: Elizabeth Woodcock

Length 60-minutes

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) commences on January 1, 2017. Will you be ready?

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) commences on January 1, 2017, dramatically changing the reimbursement environment for professional services. The program features reporting metrics related to your medical practice's operations. After reviewing the new reimbursement program's structure, speaker Elizabeth Woodcock will take a deep dive into two key elements - advancing care information (ACI) and clinical practice improvement activities (CPIA). These categories will formulate a significant portion of your MIPS Composite Performance Score. The former replaces the EHR Incentive Program, and the later is a totally new element influencing Medicare reimbursement.

With only months to go before the program starts, this recorded webinar will ensure that your practice operations are geared up and ready for the new value-based reimbursement landscape.

  • Identify the criteria and reporting period for ACI - the new term for 'meaningful use'.
  • Review the list of improvement activities and reporting requirements defined by CMS for the CPIA category.
  • Develop a plan of action to successfully attest to ACI and CPIA in 2017.
  • Recognize the implications of failing to report the ACI and CPIA elements of the Quality Payment Program.
Elizabeth W. Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC is a professional speaker, trainer and author specializing in medical practice management. Elizabeth has focused on medical practice operations for more than 20 years. Combining innovation and analysis to teach practice operations, she has delivered presentations at regional and national conferences to more than 200,000 physicians and managers. In addition to her popular email newsletters, she has authored 15 best-selling practice management books, and published dozens of articles in national healthcare management journals. Elizabeth is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and a Certified Professional Coder. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University, Elizabeth completed a Master of Business Administration in healthcare management from The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. A mother of three children, she is an avid scuba diver, and a Crossfit fanatic.