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: Advancing Care Information A. Advancing Care Information 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
Don Fowls, MD, is a nationally known psychiatrist and health care consultant who is President of Don Fowls and Associates based in Scottsdale AZ. Dr. Fowls completed a residency in psychiatry at UCLA, and then practiced in Southern California for 10 years. He developed a large, behavioral health group practice and a provider-sponsored managed behavioral health organization. Dr. Fowls then served as Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development at Value Options and its parent company FHC Health Systems for eleven years. He then joined Schaller Anderson Inc. as Executive Vice President, business development, and President and CEO of its behavioral health subsidiary, where he helped develop some of the nation’s first models that integrated medical and behavioral health care. Dr. Fowls then served as Chief Medical Officer in developing, implementing and managing Mercy Maricopa and now continues as a senior advisor for strategic initiatives. Dr Fowls also serves as the behavioral health and psychiatric advisor to the Practice Innovation Institute in Phoenix, and has been selected as a Champion for the Behavioral Health Affinity Group focused on value based purchasing. In addition to his consulting services, Dr Fowls has helped develop FasPsych, a telepsychiatry company, and is a board member and advisor for several community-based behavioral health organizations. Disclosure: Don Fowls, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.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.