Preconference Fall 2017

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These workshops are held in conjunction with the NAACOS Fall 2017 Conference, October 5-6 at the Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C. and run concurrently from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET on October 4. The workshops require separate registration and you do not need to attend the full meeting in order to attend the workshops. Discounted rates are available for NAACOS members and partners. The pre-conference workshops are not included in the conference recordings. 

Deep Dive into MIPS and MACRA co-chaired by Allison Brennan and Jennifer Gasperini, NAACOS

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) included major changes to Medicare provider payment creating a new payment structure, the Quality Payment Program (QPP). This workshop will include a detailed overview of current QPP requirements and feature presentations from CMS staff and members of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). The session will also include a deep-dive on the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and what ACOs need to do to be successful in this new payment structure. The workshop will include presentations by ACOs who will share their strategies for success under MIPS and the QPP. Finally, speakers will review proposed changes to the program for the 2018 performance year to help ACOs prepare for the future.

The workshop will cover five topic areas as follows:

  1. Overview of MACRA/APMs
  2. MIPS Deep Dive
  3. Scorecard and Modeling
  4. Future of QPP
  5. ACO perspectives 

Maximizing Data and Financial Operations led by Stephen Nuckolls, Coastal Carolina Quality Care

Back by popular demand, this workshop covers the fundamentals of operating a successful ACO. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Getting and Using Your Data provides a detailed review of the various CMS reports and how to use them effectively
  • Strategies to Improve Quality and Engage Physicians
  • How to Establish and Manage a Chronic Care Management Program
  • Understanding and Managing Compliance will review ACO obligations for effective compliance and how to operationalize those obligations
  • Utilization Management Strategies will review strategies to more effectively utilize and monitor, HH, SNF, Hospice, ER, & other expenses  
  • Importance of HCC Risk Adjustments and Strategies to Optimize will add context to the afternoon’s presentation and draw distinctions between MA and ACOs 


Optimizing Physician Participation, Compensation and Productivity 

This workshop will review strategy and tactics to design physician compensation and incentives that work. Specifically, the workshop will cover: 

  • Compact development
  • Conditions of participation for providers, setting expectations and creating accountability
  • On boarding processes.
  • Reducing turnover and burnout