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MACRA WEBINARS

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Quality Payment Program Year 2 Overview Webinar

The WSMA will host a one-hour webinar will address the CMS 2018 Final Rule Changes regarding MACRA. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) established the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for eligible clinicians. The recently announced rule provides updates for the second and future years of the Quality Payment Program. This webinar will help facilitate understanding of the final rule by focusing on a comparison between calendar year 2017 and the proposed changes for calendar 2018.

Dr. Nancy Fisher, chief medical officer of CMS Region 10 and Lauri Tan, health insurance specialist, will be the presenters.

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Value Based Payment, MACRA/MIPS, Healthier Washington – Take Action Now!

There’s increasing pressure from payers to move away from fee-for-service models to value-based payment models. Those strategies will have profound impact on physicians, their administrative staff and their practices.
MACRA/MIPS and the state’s Healthier Washington initiatives are built around value-based payment models. Yet it’s shocking that so many physicians and practice staff are still not familiar with these important changes.

This webinar will not be a deep dive into the intricacies of those complex programs. Rather, we’ll focus on specific actions you need to consider now! For those needing further grounding in those programs, we’ll call out key resources you can pursue as part of your practice’s implementation strategy.

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MACRA CMS Final Rule – Refining Your Strategy

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

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Free webinar | MACRA – Setting the Foundation

This presentation addresses the basics of MACRA as a Medicare value-based care initiative; its two pathways of alternative payment models and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS); financial incentives vs. penalties; and the impact on your organization.

This one-hour webinar was co-sponsored by the WSMA and the Washington State Hospital Association and was recorded Oct. 12, 2016.

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Washington All Payer Claims Database (WA-APCD)

The Washington All Payer Claims Database (WA-APCD) to discuss the primary care medical practice performance measurement and reporting work and the opportunity for practices to review the results and correct any errors prior to the WA-APCD’s public release of the information.

  • Quality measures reported for adult/family and pediatric-only primary care practices
  • Methodology to aggregate measures into a summary quality indicator
  • Practitioner to medical practice roster assignment
  • Review and reconsideration (R&R) online portal for practice to review its results
  • Performance review and reconsideration purpose and process
  • Execute R&R data use agreement as initial step in using portal
  • WA-APCD cost and quality data products tailored to medical practice uses

The R&R portal will be available to medical practices for a 30-day period beginning in mid-January.

Size up the importance to your practice in participating in the WA-APCD performance review and reconsideration.

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Understanding New OIC Prior Authorization Rules

This OnDemand webinar, originally presented on Nov. 15, 2017, provides an overview of the new OIC prior authorization requirements and how they may impact your practice. Webinar presenter Jeb Shepard also discusses current OIC rules concerning prescription drugs and provides an introduction to the WSMA Prior Authorization Navigator. The webinar is featured on the new WSMA Prior Authorization Navigator website.

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Free Webinar - The 3 Most Important Benefits of Implementing a Medical Scribe Program

Medical scribes are the best lever to improve physician efficiency and clinic performance, patient satisfaction, physician retention and recruitment, and clinic revenue. Scribes perform EMR documentation and other clerical tasks for the physician. Delegating these tasks to appropriately trained scribes frees doctors to perform higher-level tasks, making them more efficient and improving their job satisfaction. When clinics implement scribe programs, doctors see dramatic reduction in time spent performing documentation and other non-medical tasks, reduced wait times for patient appointments, improved documentation quality, and better relationships with patients.

In this presentation we will review:

  • The costs and benefits of implementing a scribe program
  • The differences between in-house and outsourced solutions
  • And real-world results of case studies in which scribes have been deployed

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Free webinar | Healthier Washington: Analytics, Interoperability and Measurement Project

The HCA has announced that participation in the new Washington Link4Health Clinical Data Repository is required for all provider organizations that are contracted with managed care organizations, see Apple Health managed care enrollees and have a certified EHR. The agency has set Feb. 1, 2017 as the deadline for participation.

The WSMA and MGMA Washington has co-hosted a free webinar with the HCA and OneHealthPort, which will provide details on the clinical data repository and other elements of the state’s Analytics, Interoperability and Measurement (AIM) project.

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Free webinar | Medical Records Management: Solutions for Physician Practices

A number of variables affect the length of time a physician practice should keep a medical record. Factors include state/federal laws, medical board policies and the record type (for example, an adult versus a pediatric patient). Managing the medical record is an important responsibility for all practices especially in this changing environment.

This free 90-minute webinar will help you learn about the various rules regarding records retention and solutions for your practice to consider. We’ll also introduce you to Spectrum Information Services Northwest, a WSMA-endorsed partner which offers easy and affordable solutions that reduce the expense and liability risks of managing your patients’ records. SIS NW can assume custodianship of all records, reducing your risk of HIPAA violations.

This program addresses the following topics:

  • Risks and requirements for physicians and practices.
  • Records management and retention timeframes for Washington state.
  • Typical scenarios and possible solutions to reduce risk and workload.

Presenter
Greg Mennegar has served as vice president of sales for Spectrum Information Services NW, Inc. since 2006. He has over 30 years of experience in the document and records management industry, including management of the imaging program for the Washington State Archives, operations management for one of the largest computer output microfilm service bureaus in the U.S., and extensive sales and consulting experience. SIS NW provides cost-effective imaging services and imaging consulting services with a strong focus on health care. SIS NW provides solutions for medical chart conversions, revenue management, managing patient records and automating paper processes. Greg can be reached at (360) 866-0366 or via email at gmennegar@sisnwinc.com.

This 90-minute webinar was recorded on March 18, 2015.

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