MACRA, MIPS, and APMS: What You Need to Know for 2019 Reporting

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm Eastern

Speaker: Molly MacHarris

Moderator: Alex Bardakh, MPP

Senior Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officials will present a webinar on January 15th detailing requirements of the 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) which was finalized in the Physician Fee Schedule final rule. Free for Society members, the webinar will detail reporting requirements for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) as well as the Alternative Payment Model (APM) option.


The CMS rule finalized a number of changes to the QPP, including the minimum reporting required to avoid penalties and MIPS eligibility status for group practices. In addition, CMS continues to implement the facility-based MIPS option and seeks to gather more information as the agency prepares for implementation for post-acute and long-term care setting for post-acute and long-term care-based clinicians.

CMS has specifically tailored this webinar for Society members and attendees will have a chance to ask questions and offer their thoughts on these updated regulations. Don’t miss this chance to hear directly from CMS officials and get your questions answered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify current Quality Payment Program reporting requirements.
  • Identify strategies for developing a practice to meet current payment structure demands.
  • Discuss quality reporting strategies that align with clinical practice and facility reporting requirements.

Credit Information:

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians. The Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CMD Credit Statement
This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.5 management hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points and medical knowledge and patient safety credit MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Speaker Biography:

Molly MacHarris is a program lead in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality at CMS. She is the lead for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Prior to this role, Molly led the development of policies and operations on the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Programs. In this capacity, Molly provides leadership and input to a variety of aspects of the programs, including stakeholder engagement, operations, policy development and alignment with other quality programs.

Speaker Disclosures: All members of the education and online education committees have no financial relationships to disclose. The speakers have no financial relationships to disclose.