LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CAPG is launching a new webinar series to educate physicians and physician groups nationwide about implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) through the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Through a co-branding agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the series will combine CMS's expertise on the contents of the regulation with CAPG members' knowledge of how physicians and physician groups are responding on the ground to these important changes.
CAPG believes the webinar series will align well with MACRA's option to "pick your pace," allowing clinicians time to prepare for full implementation of the law. The organization hopes this educational collaboration with CMS will be a valuable resource to help prepare physicians and providers to successfully participate in MACRA in 2017 and beyond.
"MACRA represents a significant shift toward pay-for-performance and alternative payment models in traditional Medicare," said CAPG President and CEO Donald H. Crane. "CAPG members have been participating in both types of models for decades and are uniquely qualified to share their successes and lessons learned with the rest of the country as we embark on the MACRA journey together."
"Our most recent MACRA webinar was a big hit," said Amy Nguyen Howell, MD, Chief Medical Officer at CAPG. "We had overwhelming feedback from the audience that it was the most informative webinar on MACRA out there. Additionally, many people have found our FAQ sheet very helpful.
Registration is now open for the first webinar on Friday, May 5, 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern / 12:00-1:30 pm Pacific, discussing quality measures and maximizing performance in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Future segments will cover other MIPS categories and advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).
To learn more about the webinar series visit http://www.capg.org/qpp.
CAPG is the nation's leading professional association for accountable physician groups, composed of more than 250 medical groups and independent practice associations (IPAs) across 42 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. CAPG members operate under a capitated, coordinated care model that is the essence of the nation's health reform movement from volume to value. Learn more at http://capg.org.