MACRA for Clinicians: Improvement Activities

MACRA for Clinicians: Improvement Activities 

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) establishes new ways to reimburse physicians for providing care to Medicare beneficiaries. In this course, we will explore MACRA, its various improvement activities, and ways that you can implement change and sustain best practice around MACRA.


Hours: 0.75


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PI-0-P82
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Educate staff on what the MACRA Improvement Activities are and how they impact future practice reimbursements.
Provide guidance on how each staff member can impact Improvement Activities scores.
Describe strategies to sustain quality outcomes utilizing Improvement Activities.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: What is MACRA? A. MACRA B. MIPS C. APMs D. Submission Deadlines E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Improvement Activities A. Improvement Activities as it relates to MIPS B. Overall Effect on Reimbursements C. Review D. Summary Section 4: What Can You Do? A. Implement Change B. Quality Improvement C. Sustain Change D. Review E. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam G. BrainSparks

Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Joseph Parks, MD
Joseph Parks, MD, serves as Director of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, Distinguished Research Professor of Science with the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Parks serves as President of the Medical Director’s Council of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. He practices psychiatry on an outpatient basis at Family Health Center, a federally funded community health center established to expand services to uninsured and underinsured patients in the Columbia area. Dr. Parks recently served as the Division Director for the Division of Comprehensive Psychiatric Services for the Missouri Department of Mental Health and is currently the Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Parks has authored or coauthored a number of original articles, monographs, technical papers, and reviews on implementation of Evidence Based Medicine and Pharmacy Utilization Management and behavioral treatment programs. His work has appeared in several journals including the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Psychiatric Practices, Psychiatry Quarterly, Manual of Clinical Emergency Psychiatry, Behavioral Interviews, Hospital and Community Psychiatry, and Advanced Studies in Nursing. In 2006 Dr. Parks received the American Psychiatric Association Bronze Achievement Award for a program controlling pharmacy costs by improving prescribing practices. Disclosure: Joseph Parks, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physician Assistants; Physicians; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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