Medicare MACRA Events

The WSMA and the Washington State Hospital Association have joined together to offer several new educational programs to prepare clinicians, leadership and administrative staff for the migration to value-based care and MACRA. These events will provide tangible, expert guidance on how to successfully prepare and transition your organization.



Conference: MACRA and Value-Based Care: Creating Your Organization’s Strategy

Nov. 9, 1-4:30 p.m., Seattle Airport Marriott
Presented by ECG Management Consultants, this afternoon conference is designed for your organization’s executive leadership and focuses on developing your organizational strategy to succeed under value-based care and MACRA. The presenters will use their value-based “readiness assessment toolkit” and case studies to illustrate real-world examples of how others are transforming their organizations to realize the opportunities presented by value-based care. This conference will be held at the Seattle Airport Marriott starting at 1 p.m., to best accommodate your travel needs. We will also record the event and make that available later as an OnDemand program; however, in-person participation is strongly encouraged.

A recording of this event will be available soon as an OnDemand webinar. 

For questions, contact Cathy Gibb at the WSHA at cathyg@wsha.org or call 206.216.2539.


Free webinar: MACRA: CMS Final Rule – Refining Your Strategy

Dec. 14, noon-1 p.m. PDT
This free one-hour lunchtime webinar will address CMS’ final rule on MACRA, which is expected to be released in early November. The webinar will explain the revisions that CMS makes to its proposed rule and the course corrections and strategy revisions your organization may need to make to comply with MACRA requirements and succeed.

This event will be available soon as an OnDemand webinar. 

For questions, contact Bob Perna at the WSMA at rjp@wsma.org or call 206.441.9762 or 800.552.0612.


OnDemand education

The WSMA offers the following OnDemand programs designed to guide you in preparing to participate—and succeed—in these new models, no matter the size of your practice. 

  • Free webinar: MACRA – Setting the Foundation - This one-hour presentation, originally offered by the WSMA and Washington State Hospital Association on Oct. 12, 2016, addresses the basics of MACRA as a Medicare value-based care initiative.
  • Creating Physician-Focused Alternative Payment Models: A Practical Workshop for Physicians - This four-hour presentation was originally offered live on Saturday, June 25, 2016, and co-sponsored by WSMA and MGMA-Washington. Presented by Harold D. Miller.
  • Free webinar: Driving the Bus or Under the Bus? Creating a Physician-Led Approach to Value-Based Care - This one-hour presentation is presented by Harold D. Miller.

For more information and to view these programs, visit our OnDemand – Practice Operations page.


Other MACRA resources

Be sure to review the extensive materials on MACRA and value-based care available on WSMA’s new dedicated MACRA webpage under our Practice Resource Center.