MACRA for Clinicians: Costs

MACRA for Clinicians: Costs 

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, the Cost aspect of MIPS, and ways that you can implement change and sustain best practice around MACRA.


Hours: 0.70 - 0.75


Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

District of Columbia Board of Nursing


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 0.70 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

0.75 HOURS

Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 0.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

0.75 HOURS

Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 0.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

0.75 HOURS

Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

0.75 HOURS

This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Florida Board of Medicine

0.75 HOURS

Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants

0.75 HOURS

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PI-0-P84
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Educate staff on what MACRA Cost activities are and the impact it has on future practice reimbursements.
Provide guidance on how each staff member can impact Cost Scores
Describe the reporting process for Cost Measures

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: Cost A. Cost Activities as they Relate 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

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.
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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Case Managers; Nurses; Physician Assistants; Physicians; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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