Upcoming RCM Conferences and Events
Healthcare is changing literally every minute of every day. Keeping up is one of the biggest challenges for anyone on the clinical or administration side of healthcare delivery. Attending professional development, conferences, summits, and webinars are some of the best ways to get the most current answers to help you navigate the changing landscape. Here are some upcoming events we thought you would interest you. Check back here as we will be updating the content every few weeks and reposting.
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Performance Feedback and Targeted Review Office Hours Session – CMS is hosting an office hours session to provide an opportunity for participants in the Quality Payment Program to ask questions about the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2017 performance feedback and targeted review process.
Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: Understanding 3 Key Topics Listening Session – Proposed changes to the CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule would increase the amount of time doctors and other clinicians spend with their patients by reducing the burden of Medicare paperwork. During this listening session, CMS experts will briefly cover three provisions from the proposed rule and address your clarifying questions to help you formulate your written comments for formal submission: Streamlining Evaluation and Management (E/M) payment and reducing clinician burden; Advancing virtual care; Continuing to improve the Quality Payment Program to reduce clinician burden, focus on outcomes, and promote interoperability.
The Top 10 Claim Mistakes … and How to Correct Them – Do rejections or denials hold you back? You may be making avoidable mistakes. Greenway Health will discuss the top 10 reasons claims are rejected or denied, and how you can fix these common errors before submitting claims to the clearinghouse.
Webinar for CEU Credit: The Front Office: From Basic to Business Critical – In the past, the front office served merely as a touch point – a desk at which patients stopped to sign in. Treat it simply as a desk – and your financial position will surely suffer as today’s front office functions are central to positive business outcomes in your practice. Register now for this complimentary webinar sponsored by Waystar, the combination of Navicure and ZirMed, to discover why – and how – the front office is core to the success of your revenue cycle.
Value-Based Care: A Virtual Panel Discussion with Industry Thought Leaders – In 2018 the healthcare industry continues to work towards transformation to value-based care. While healthcare organizations and providers deal with the myriad of issues in moving past volume-based models, government regulations, the speed of transformation, and technological advancements are continually changing, creating both challenges and opportunities. The Quality Payment Program under MACRA is also now in its second year of reporting. Providers are anxiously looking to the publication of scores in October, and how these scores may impact both financial health and reputation. Join Answers Media Network for this upcoming webinar event that brings thought leaders together for a virtual round table discussion on how the industry is doing in its transition to value-based care, and what lies ahead.
Quality Payment Program 2017 MIPS: Improvement Activities Performance Category Web-Based Training Course — A new Quality Payment Program 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System: Improvement Activities Performance Category Web-Based Training course is available through the Learning Management System. Learn about:
- Improvement Activities performance category requirements
- How this category fits into the larger Quality Payment Program
- Steps you need to take to report Improvement Activities data to CMS
- Basics about scoring
On Demand Webinars – ICYMI
Patients as Payers: Practical Strategies for Proactive Collections – Today’s patients are paying more of their healthcare costs than ever before and are scrutinizing their provider’s cost of care, billing details and financial practices. Using results from Waystar’s 2018 Patient Payment Check -Up™ Survey, this webinar drills into patient billing pain points and address how new technologies, solutions and processes can help you create a more modern patient billing experience.
ABCs of the QPP Playlist – Join Answers Media Network and SA Ignite each month as we address your questions on the current and future state of the CMS Quality Payment Program.
The Future of CMMI: Where Do We Go from Here? – While participation in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) continues to expand and CMS is rolling out the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced initiative, questions regarding the sustainability and long-term effectiveness of these and other alternative payment models remain. A recent analysis from Avalere highlights the uncertainty regarding the MSSP after finding ACO net savings have fallen short of the initial Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections by more than $2 billion but also suggests some opportunities for future success.
Conferences and Summits
Our world is changing every day at breakneck speed and healthcare is no different. Browse through some of these upcoming events and maybe you will find one that will help ease the adjustment to the ever-changing healthcare landscape. You may even make a connection or two while networking.
2018 Aprima User Conference – Join Aprima for three jam-packed days where you’ll learn how to leverage your investment and achieve new heights with your Aprima system. Aprima will bring you completely up-to-date on advances in their products for 2018 and beyond. The Conference will also provide attendees the opportunity to meet other practices in your specialty or region.
— Aprima Medical EHR (@AprimaMedEHR) March 12, 2018
MGMA18 The Annual Conference – Find new solutions to your biggest challenges from healthcare’s greatest minds. MGMA18 | The Annual Conference is a leading healthcare management event for medical practice and hospital executives, physicians and consultants. Join MGMA in Boston and be part of the conversations that will transform healthcare.
HQC Health Care Quality Congress– Introducing the Health Care Quality Congress – a new national meeting from NCQA. The only meeting offering exclusive education and a deeper-dive on the updates of NCQA Health Plan Accreditation, quality improvement initiatives and new HEDIS measures and results–following the 2019 release! Previously held as a regional series of Health Plan Accreditation and HEDIS meetings, the Health Care Quality Congress will be the first opportunity after the data is released to ask questions, learn about the latest developments in Health Plan Accreditation and HEDIS measures directly from NCQA, and expand your ability to offer high-quality, value-based care to your plan members via a NEW expanded agenda.
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2018 ACO/APM Bundled Payment Summit – The 2018 ACO/APM Bundled Payment Summit features keynote addresses from both policy makers and providers including national hospital and physician thought leaders with real-life implementation experience. Given the growth in complexity of bundles this year’s Summit will focus on deeper breakthrough strategies to implement bundled payment arrangements with private and public sector payers as well as self-funded employers. In addition, focus will also include consumers and how to best engage them in bundled payment initiatives. Other topics include, bundles and MACRA, implementation case studies, data & analytics, risk arrangements, employer perspectives, transparency and how to synchronize ACOs and bundled payments.