CMS is escalating efforts to move the traditional fee-for-service reimbursement model to a payment-for-value one via the Quality Payment Program (QPP) via reliance on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
To that end, the Quality Symposium: Meeting Performance Thresholds in a MIPS/Payment for Value World, taking place on Feb. 19, 2017 at HIMSS17, will offer tools to stay current.
Those include QPP quality reporting and performance thresholds, strategies for leveraging health IT to more effectively treat patients to meet CMS performance thresholds.
Themes at the day-long pre-conference symposium include identifying compliance requirements for meeting CMS quality and Value-Based Purchasing programs and using IT-enabled processes to meet QPP performance thresholds.
Symposium sessions include:
Opening Keynote: CMS Quality Payment Program: Performance and Reporting Requirements. In this session, CMS will review the quality measures and performance thresholds that providers must meet in order to avoid a negative payment adjustment.
Speaker: Not listed*
Time: 8:15AM - 9:15AM EST.
Leveraging Health IT to Risk Adjust Patients. Representatives of former Davies Award winner Mercy Family Medicine (Centura) will demonstrate how to risk adjust patients leveraging.
Speakers: Tamra Lavengood, CPC Coordinator and Clinical Performance Coordinator, Centura Health Physician Group
Will McConnell, Vice President of Operations and Outreach Strategy, Mercy Regional MD Center,
Time: 9:30AM - 10:30AM EST.
Excelling in MIPS Performance Thresholds - Health IT-Enabled Diabetes Management Best Practices. This session will show how, using alerts, clinical decision support, redesigned patient workflows, standing orders, and routine registry searches for population care surveillance, clinicians can improve processes of care and patient outcomes for patients with diabetes mellitus.
Speaker: Not listed*
Time: 10:45AM - 11:45AM EST.
Primary Care's Role in Reducing Unnecessary Hospital Visits and Re-admissions Within 30 Days. The focus will be on managing transitions of care and improving care delivery to reduce hospital admissions and readmissions within 30 days.
Speaker: Rinku Singh, Head of Health Information Systems, Horizon Family Medical Group.
Time: 12:45PM - 01:45PM EST.
Using Health IT to Reduce Hospital Acquired Conditions. This case study will show how 2016 HIMSS Davies Award winner North York General Hospital engaged physicians and other interprofessional groups of clinicians in a two-and-a-half year, carefully managed process to create a library of over 350 electronic order sets.
Speakers: Jeremy Theal, MD, Chief Medical Officer, North York General Hospital
Linna Yang Manager, Clinical Informatics, North York General Hospital.
Time: 2:00PM - 03:00PM EST.
Closing Keynote: Aligning CMS Hospital Quality Reporting and Payment for ValueClosing Keynote: Aligning CMS Hospital Quality Reporting and Payment for Value. CMS leadership will discuss EHR-enabled quality reporting requirements and strategic focus for aligning claims driven Value Based Purchasing Programs with EHR clinical quality data reporting.
Speakers: Not listed.
Time: 3:15PM - 4:15PM EST.
The symposium “Meeting Performance Thresholds in a MIPS/Payment for Value World,” is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Room 208C.
*Where speakers are not yet named we will update once that information becomes available.
HIMSS17 runs from Feb. 19-23, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.
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